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Sep 16, 2020
Digital to Equal Case Studies
Aug 28, 2020
Social bonds have become an increasingly popular fixed-income product since the Social Bond Principles were published in 2017, and their growth and popularity have accelerated in recent months due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting need for new funding avenues to address the unforeseen economic and social disruptions. Since the outbreak of the crisis, global issuances of social bonds have risen considerably, and an increasing number of market participants have turned to IFC, a prolific and experienced issuer of social bonds, for advice on how to set up Social Bond Programs and Social Bond Frameworks. The hope now is that social bonds can become a significant method for financing projects that mitigate the socioeconomic impact of the current health crisis, and that the growing use of and interest in these bonds can be sustained post-crisis.
English | 8 pages – August – Note 89 | IFC 2020
Jul 23, 2020
English | 2020 IFC
Jul 8, 2020
IFC has partnered with industry leaders to create a set of Principles for Learning for training and advisory service providers working in emerging markets. The eight principles represent foundational qualities that make a performance improvement project effective and impactful. They draw on best practices from a range of learning institutions and specialists, experts on gender-inclusive initiatives, and IFC and World Bank staff working in emerging markets, including fragile and conflict-affected situations. The accompanying publication Guide to Training puts the principles into action.
English | 8 pages | 2020 IFC
Jul 8, 2020
The Guide to Training offers a roadmap for training professionals to design and implement successful learning and skills programs in emerging markets, giving them the tools to strengthen their client companies and help build the skilled workforce of the future. The guide provides detailed steps and advice for each phase of a training project. The guide also puts into action IFC’s Principles for Learning for training and advisory service providers working in emerging markets. It is essential reading for trainers, coaches, advisory service providers, and anyone who designs or manages learning experiences.
English | 170 pages | 2020 IFC
Jun 25, 2020
English | 2020 IFC
Jun 22, 2020
This report is the first comprehensive review of drivers and innovation behind market-level efforts to promote sustainable finance in low-income countries.
64 pages | © June 2020 IFC | Complimentary
Jun 15, 2020
As countries plan economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, governments and issuers may see green and social bonds as a way of meeting environment goals, mitigating the negative health and socioeconomic impacts, building sustainable financial systems, and transitioning into a more balanced world economy.
English | 48 pages | 2020 | IFC International Finance Corporation 2020
Jun 11, 2020
English | 92 pages | 2018 IFC International Finance Corporation 2018
Jun 1, 2020
Artificial intelligence technologies are permeating financial services sectors around the world. The application of these technologies in emerging markets allows financial service providers to further automate their business processes and to leverage new and big data sources to overcome obstacles— including the high cost of serving rural and low-income customers and establishing customer identity and creditworthiness—that prevent the delivery of financial services to many consumers. Realizing financial inclusion benefits through the adoption of artificial intelligence relies on its responsible adoption by firms, on competitive market settings, and on continued investment in the necessary infrastructure.
English | 8 Pages - June - Note 85 | IFC 2020
Mar 19, 2020
This collection of 13 mini-case-studies shows how IFC combines technical and advisory services with financing to help transform the climate impact of banks and businesses in emerging markets. We invest in FIs, which on-lend the funds to companies and other organizations to help lower their environmental footprint while also reaping bottom-line rewards. Since introducing sustainable-energy financing more than 20 years ago, IFC has provided $6.4 billion in climate finance to more than 110 emerging-market FIs and has mobilized an additional $3.4 billion.
English | 35 pages | 2014 | IFC International Finance Corporation 2014
Feb 16, 2020
This report studies the steep differential between financing for male and female-led start-ups post-acceleration and finds perceived risk and investor bias are the most likely causes.
Jan 30, 2020
Domestic capital markets that are deep, efficient, and well-regulated can create access to long-term, local-currency finance. Interviews with market participants reveal four important findings. First, there are two distinct phases of capital market development, an embryonic phase in which the government is predominant and a mature phase in which the capital market starts to serve the private sector. Second, capital market development requires continuous monitoring and policy interventions due to changing market stages. Third, while capital markets are a crucial source of large volume, long-term local currency finance, they often fail smaller countries and companies. Finally, as the capital market develops, intangible or “soft” factors become more important.
English | 8 Pages - January - Note 77 | IFC 2020
Jan 29, 2020
Women make up half the world's population, and half of its economic potential. Yet they are far less likely than men to own a home. That's because women work in informal jobs, are unfamiliar with formal loan-application procedures, or are stifled by traditional cultural norms. This new study sheds light on the women's market for housing finance in Colombia, India and Kenya.
English | 68 pages | 2020 | IFC International Finance Corporation 2020
Dec 3, 2019
This Resource Guide for Microfinance Institutions in Myanmar supports the health of Micro- and Digital Finance firms in that nation. The Guide details the results of a pilot project, the Myanmar Microfinance Program, established in 2013. Prompted by IFC's efforts to promote financial inclusion, the report was produced by our Myanmar Microfinance, East Asia and Pacific Corporate Governance, Global Microfinance and Responsible Finance programs.
182 pages | 2019 IFC
Nov 14, 2019
IFC client data shows that for the past 4 years, women-owned SME borrowers are more likely to pay their loans than the overall SME pool of borrowers. Financial Institutions who worked with IFC on strategies to reach out to women and ensure their success had significantly lower non-performing loans in their portfolios.
English | 2 pages | 2019 IFC
Oct 7, 2019
The Women Entrepreneurs Opportunity Facility Progress Report 2019
English | 2019 IFC
Oct 4, 2019
What is the future of SME banking? In IFC’s inaugural SME business banking survey, we asked the heads of SME operations serving small businesses around the world. The online survey launched in 2018 posed questions to identify the biggest issues SME banking leaders are grappling with and to better understand the opportunities to run innovative, competitive and sustainable SME banking units.
English | 40 pages | 2019 IFC
Sep 19, 2019
To better understand the impacts of generators on health, economies, and the climate, IFC has partnered with the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University to embark on the most comprehensive inquiry to date into the footprint and repercussions of using backup generators. This study explores fundamental questions about the scale and impacts of backup generators that have been largely unanswered beyond anecdote and local or regionally focused studies.
English | 64 pages | 2019 IFC
Aug 22, 2019
Cambodia Market Study
English | 2019 IFC
Aug 15, 2019
Aug 13, 2019
South Africa Market Study
English | 2019 IFC
Aug 2, 2019
English | 2019 IFC
Jul 3, 2019
This publication provides an explanation of the current global trade finance gaps amid market failures as well as perceived regulatory risk and presents an analysis of the recent trends of de-risking and the reasons for falling correspondent banking relationships. It shows how the WTO, IFC and the FSB have worked together to respond to this issue since the end of 2017.
English | 50 pages | 2019 IFC
Jul 1, 2019
Anti-Money-Laundering (AML) & Countering Financing of Terrorism (CFT) Risk Management in Emerging Market Banks - Good Practice Note (06/05/2019)
English | 87 pages | 2019 IFC