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Natural Resources

Natural resources are a vital source of jobs, energy, and government revenues. IFC’s mission in the natural resources sector, which includes oil, gas, and mining, is to help developing countries realize these potential benefits while helping promote sustainable solutions for community development. We provide financing and advice for private sector clients and assist governments in adopting effective regulations and strengthening their capacity to manage these industries across the value chain.

In FY19, our new long-term commitments in the sector totaled about $1 billion, including $758 million mobilized from other investors.

FY19 Development Results

Numbers at the left end of each bar are the total number of companies rated.

Project Financing and Portfolio, by Industry

Natural Resources
$ millions, for the year ending June 30
Long-term investment commitments 280
Loans 220
Equity 60
Guarantees and risk management
Core mobilization* 758
Total commitments 1,037
Portfolio Exposure** for IFC's account 1,962
Committed portfolio for loan syndications*** 1,391
Total committed portfolio 3,353

* Including Loan Syndications (B-Loans, Parallel Loans, and MCPP Loans), IFC Initiatives, AMC, Other Mobilization by Decision, and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Mobilization.
** Portfolio exposure is defined as the sum of the (i) committed exposure for IFC’s debt investments, (ii) fair market value of IFC’s equity investments, and (iii) total undisbursed equity commitments.
*** Including B-Loans, MCPP Loans, and Unfunded Risk Participations (URP).

Development Reach

Natural Resources Portfolio
  CY17 CY18
Employment 37,728 22,586
Female employment 5,101 3,624
Gas distribution (millions of people) (1)1 3.1 3.4
Community development outlay ($ millions) 18 14
Domestic purchase of goods and services ($ millions) 4,354 2,123
Payments to governments ($ millions) 1,755 901

1 Includes data from IFC clients that may not be mapped to this industry sector.