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Tech Start-ups in Emerging Markets Get Funding Boost


Tech Start-ups in Emerging Markets Get Funding Boost

IFC’s $225 million venture capital platform will strengthen digital economies in Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Pakistan

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IFC's Work in Climate Business

Learn how IFC works with partners to finance climate action by mobilizing private capital to decarbonize economies and adapt to a warming planet.

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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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