Sector Overview | Upstream Infrastructure

IFC: Upstream Opportunities in Infrastructure

As part of the World Bank Group, IFC has two overarching goals: ending extreme poverty by 2030 and promoting shared prosperity. Through direct investments and advisory services, IFC provides private sector solutions that lay the foundation for sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

With its six decades of experience working with private sector clients and governments, global footprint, and core competencies, IFC is well-placed to catalyze much-needed private investment. IFC’s new corporate strategy is focused on creating markets, mobilizing private capital, and providing support to countries where private capital flows are inadequate to address major development needs.

IFC’s upstream activities consist of pre-investment work that lays the foundation for future transactions, often in collaboration with the World Bank and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). Efforts include technical assistance, capacity building for institutions and private companies, and support to clients and governments, among others. It complements our existing business and unlocks new investment opportunities.