SME Finance Advisory Solutions

IFC Agribeneficiary Wilson Torres in Colombia

Wilson Torres on his dairy farm in Suesca Town, Colombia. © Dominic Chavez/IFC

Alongside our Investment services, tackling the $5.2 trillion SME finance gap hinges on providing best practices for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to thrive and grow. We provide these through Advisory Solutions.

What Our Solutions Do

We help to build the capacity of financial intermediaries and to raise awareness of best SME-banking practices. IFC's SME Advisory Solutions help:

  • Build financial institutions’ capacity to expand access to credit
  • Enable the institutions to provide other financial and non-financial services, and to offer these to more SME customers
  • Support sustainable supply chains
  • Catalyze investment opportunities in emerging- and developing-market economies

Our Results

As of June 2019, IFC’s Global SME Banking Advisory Services Program had 63 ongoing projects, spanning 36 countries, with $57 million in funds under management. About 62 percent of these projects are concentrated in International Development Association (IDA) countries, with 19 percent in conflict-affected or fragile states

Contact

Martin Holtmann
Manager - Micro and SME Investment and Advisory Services
MHoltmann@ifc.org

 


How Advisory Services Are Structured


Examples of What We Do