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Jan 27, 2020
IFC Global Infrastructure Overview
English | 2 pages | January 2020
Jan 27, 2020
Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, has abundant natural resources, especially in oil and gas. These resources, when processed, form petrochemicals that are the building blocks of many consumer and industrial products, such as fertilizers, plastics, rubber, and textiles, among others.
English | 4 pages | December 2020
Jan 16, 2020
Jan 13, 2020
IFC, in partnership with SECO and Agbiz, conducted a study on the opportunities, challenges and outlook of resource efficiency in South Africa’s agri-processing sector. The study identified the potential to save up to 30 million cubic meters of water per year, equivalent to 20 percent of the sector’s total water consumption, which will require an investment of $400 million. The study provides in-depth analysis on nine key sub-sectors and the policy framework on water use in agri-processing in South Africa.
English | 72 pages | 2020 IFC
Jan 9, 2020
The analytical report highlights the importance of diversifying Bangladesh’s export base and provides valuable knowledge to take the country’s economy to the next level by better integrating priority sectors with global value chains. The study makes an attempt to identify the advantageous sectors with greater potential to diversify through assistance in the prioritization process, constraint analysis, and sector strategy development, along with policy recommendations.
Jan 8, 2020
A briefing paper from the IFC Health Technology Think Tank discussion at the 2019 Global Private Healthcare Conference
Jan 8, 2020
This document covers an analysis of findings from Sri Lanka’s National Financial Inclusion Survey (NFI Survey) from a gender perspective. The NFI Survey was launched in 2018 as part of the effort to develop the country’s first strategy for financial inclusion.
Dec 23, 2019
The report describes the general ecosystem for SCF, summarizes the best practices that financial institutions should adopt as they seek to enter the supply chain financing market and takes and attempt at quantifying the potential SCF market in Pakistan.
Dec 18, 2019
The intersection of artificial intelligence and 5G mobile technology has enormous potential to deliver dramatic improvements in productivity, efficiency, and cost across business sectors and broader society, delivering innovative products and services not previously possible. Though mainstream applications that combine AI and 5G have yet to emerge, key emerging markets sectors such as agribusiness, healthcare and education will be transformed by the combination of AI and 5G. While many mobile operators remain focused on recouping their investments in previous network standards, there is a growing interest in 5G networks globally.
English | 8 Pages - December - Note 76 | IFC 2019
Dec 18, 2019
English | 42 pages | December 2019
Dec 11, 2019
La Guía de Buenas Prácticas para el Desarrollo Eólico en Argentina: Gestión de Impactos en Aves y Murciélagos ha sido desarrollada por BID Invest y el IFC en cooperación con la SSERyEE para brindar lineamientos técnicos sobre la gestión de los impactos en aves y murciélagos en los proyectos de energía eólica.
87 pages | © December 2019 BID Invest, IFC | Complimentary
Dec 9, 2019
A briefing paper from the Biopharmaceutical Think Tank discussion at the 2019 IFC Global Private Health Care Conference
English | 10 pages | Dec 2019
Dec 3, 2019
This Resource Guide for Microfinance Institutions in Myanmar is part of IFC’s efforts to support the development of a sustainable microfinance sector in Myanmar. This initiative is aligned with IFC’s Financial Institutions Group’s Global Microfinance and Digital Financial Services’ efforts to improve corporate governance for financial inclusion in the region and globally with Myanmar as a pilot country, and IFC’s Corporate Governance program in Myanmar which promotes the adoption of better governance practices in the private sector. The experience and knowledge gained through this initiative will serve to support improvements in corporate governance among microfinance institutions (MFIs) in a variety of contexts.
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.
Dec 3, 2019
During the next decade, green buildings represent a significant low-carbon investment opportunity in emerging markets—$24.7 trillion by 2030. Cities in emerging markets are expanding at a fast pace to keep up with high population growth and rapid urbanization. The floor area of the buildings that dot our skylines is expected to double by 2060. Most of this growth will occur in residential construction, particularly in middle-income countries. Meeting the demand for new buildings through green construction can spur low-carbon economic growth and create skilled jobs in emerging markets for decades to come.
English | 2019 IFC
Nov 30, 2019
IFC is promoting the business case for increased board gender diversity and helping grow the pipeline of female talent to reach senior management positions. IFC is contributing to this effort by building capacity, raising awareness, and adding to the knowledge base on the value of gender-diverse boards and business leadership in emerging and frontier markets; part of its environment, social and governance work.
Nov 27, 2019
Ranked one of Colombia’s top five universities, IFC has supported Javeriana since 2016 through our investment and advisory services. Rector, Father Jorge Humberto Peláez-Piedrahita, S.J., described their philosophy as follows: “We do not want to mass produce brilliant professionals simply to meet the needs of the market. We do much more—we take students and form them into global citizens.”
English | 30 PAGES | November 2019
Nov 26, 2019
The report, Tackling Childcare: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare in Myanmar, was produced by IFC’s Gender Business Group. It contains the findings of the Tackling Childcare Study which found that when companies support their employees to balance their childcare responsibilities with their work obligations, there are many benefits. The findings are intended to provide recommendations for Myanmar businesses on how to better support the needs of working parents and to realize the business benefits of employer-supported childcare.
Nov 25, 2019
A briefing paper from the IFC Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Think Tank discussion at the 2019 Global Private Health Care Conference
Nov 25, 2019
This case study describes how Hemofarm, a renowned pharmaceutical company with manufacturing facilities across the Balkans, achieved peak performance by implementing resource efficiency measures.
Nov 20, 2019
The textile, apparel, and footwear industry serves as a global engine for growth, generating jobs for more than 60 million people, including many women in emerging markets.
English | 4 pages | November 2019
Nov 18, 2019
This practical guide for private sector companies addresses various aspects of employer-supported childcare, including quality, financial sustainability, and results measurement. The publication was developed in response to demand for guidance from companies seeking to implement childcare, so they can join a growing number of family-friendly employers. The guide was prepared by the IFC-led Global Tackling Childcare Working Group, composed of more than 30 organizations and the Government of Paraguay.
English | 126 pages | 2019
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.
Nov 11, 2019
Nov 9, 2019
Manufacturing lies at the core of the global economy. Manufacturers bolster demand for raw materials, energy and technology, and they develop relationships and partnerships with suppliers around the world. Their influence ripples up the value chain, encouraging technological and social changes
English | 2 pages | November 2019