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S2E6: Nduduzo Makhathini: An Instrumental Healer


S2E6: Nduduzo Makhathini: An Instrumental Healer

IFC's Makhtar Diop and South African pianist Nduduzo Makhathini engage in a conversation on music, history and culture.

IFC Flagship Conference on Competition and Productivity: Fostering Private Sector Growth


IFC Flagship Conference on Competition and Productivity: Fostering Private Sector Growth

Academics, policymakers and private sector representatives convene to discuss research on competition, innovation, and productivity.

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IFC's FY2022 Green and Social Bond Impact Report

The report lists projects financed through the proceeds of our green and social bonds and chronicles their anticipated impact.

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IFC in Ukraine

As part of the broader World Bank Group’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, IFC has launched a $2 billion package to support the Ukrainian private sector.

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IFC is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries.

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, advances economic development and improves the lives of people by encouraging the growth of 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.

We achieve this by investing in impactful projects, mobilizing other investors, and sharing expertise. In doing so, we create jobs and raise living standards, especially for the poor and vulnerable. Our work supports the World Bank Group’s twin goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

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  • 62.5 Million

    People Connected to the Internet

  • 11.3 Million

    People Supplied with Power

  • $226.5 Billion

    in Trade-Finance Volume

  • $516.9 Billion

    in Impact from SME loans

  • Figures estimate development impact of our client investments in 2021.

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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 invested more than $321 billion in emerging markets and developing economies.