To be eligible for IFC funding, a project must meet a number of criteria.
The project must:
IFC does not lend directly to micro, small, and medium enterprises or individual entrepreneurs, but many of our investment clients are financial intermediaries that on-lend to smaller businesses.
A company or entrepreneur seeking to establish a new venture or expand an existing enterprise can approach IFC directly by submitting an investment proposal.
After this initial contact and a preliminary review, IFC may proceed by requesting a detailed feasibility study or business plan to determine whether or not to appraise the project.
IFC's project/investment cycle illustrates the stages a business idea goes through as it becomes an IFC-financed project.