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:
As of April 2018, IFC’s Global SME Banking Advisory Services Program had 38 ongoing projects, spanning 27 countries, with $193 million funds under management. About 51 percent of these projects are concentrated in International Development Association (IDA) countries, with 14 percent in conflict-affected or fragile states. Approximately 17 percent of the projects include a component supporting targeted lending to women-owned SMEs.
Global Lead - SME Banking Practice