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IFC and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

As part of the World Bank Group’s response to the pandemic, IFC is deploying fast-track financing to help keep companies in business and preserve jobs.

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A strong and engaged private sector is indispensable to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. That’s where IFC comes in—we have more than 60 years of experience in unlocking private investment, creating markets and opportunities where they’re needed most. Since 1956, IFC has leveraged $2.6 billion in capital to deliver more than $285 billion in financing for businesses in developing countries.

Stories of Impact


Across the world, our investments and advice help the private sector create jobs, improve basic services, foster small enterprises, and more. These stories demonstrate how IFC clients are making a difference in people’s lives.

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In Kosovo, Microfinance Expands Herds—And Hopes

In Kosovo, Microfinance Expands Herds—And Hopes

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In Afghanistan, Women Entrepreneurs Keep the Dream Alive

In Afghanistan, Women Entrepreneurs Keep the Dream Alive

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Sunny-Side Up: Adding Solar Power to Uzbekistan’s Future

Sunny-Side Up: Adding Solar Power to Uzbekistan’s Future

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Getting to the Root of Africa’s Food Challenges

Getting to the Root of Africa’s Food Challenges

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Creating Markets


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IFC works to create markets that give new opportunities to people in developing countries. These stories show how our innovative approaches have helped solve some of the largest problems in countries or, sometimes, entire regions.

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Harvesting Stability for India’s Salt Farmers

Harvesting Stability for India’s Salt Farmers

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Tech Start-ups Deliver COVID-19 Relief

Tech Start-ups Deliver COVID-19 Relief

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Navigating Africa’s New Logistics Landscape

Navigating Africa’s New Logistics Landscape

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The Maker

The Maker

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Morocco’s Trams Fast-Track Progress

Morocco’s Trams Fast-Track Progress

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About IFC

We work with the private sector in developing countries to create markets that open up opportunities for all.

IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.

We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, operational, and other challenges.

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  • 5.5 Million

    Students Reached

  • 55.3 Million

    Patients Cared For

  • 184 Million

    People Provided with Phone Connections

  • $406.7 Billion

    In SME loans

  • The impact of IFC clients in 2019.

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