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Feb 1, 2021
In this case study, we look at the factors that have led to Granules’ successes. We also explore the ambitions and context that have led its leaders to position themselves for rapid global expansion, after 30 years of steady growth.
English | 16 pages | IFC 2021
Jan 29, 2021
Business Case Update #3: Lower NPLs for Women-Owned SMEs
Jan 29, 2021
Jan 26, 2021
The Ukraine Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) provides IFC & World Bank analysis of growth and investment opportunities, constraints, & policy recommendations.
English | 154 pages | 2021 IFC
Jan 22, 2021
The COVID-19 crisis is disrupting global, regional, and local value chains and is causing significant challenges for both corporations and their SME suppliers, including women-owned SMEs (WSMEs). This learning brief presents highlights from a virtual roundtable organized for corporate representatives to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on value chains and to share strategies to support SME suppliers, including WSMEs, during and post-crisis. The event brought together managers in procurement, purchasing, and sustainability from companies sourcing goods and services from Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru.
English | 2 pages | 2021 IFC
Jan 22, 2021
This learning brief is a resource for senior procurement representatives and outlines actionable recommendations to increase gender-inclusive sourcing in Bangladesh. These recommendations were formulated based on research, roundtable discussions, and interactions with women-owned small and medium enterprises, procurement leaders, and other senior corporate managers in Bangladesh.
English | 4 pages | 2021 IFC
Jan 21, 2021
IFC presents a set of recommendations for governments, industry and civil society aimed at improving data disclosure and use practices of mining royalty data to provide citizens with complete, relevant and actionable information.
Jan 19, 2021
In this oral history-based case study, four executives at Pyramid Group and one of their hospitalbased customers discuss how the company developed its business and what underlies its successes. There is a great deal to learn from their experience. They have designed a streamlined supply chain for healthcare products. Moreover, they have created a strategic regimen for sales, installation, and support for complex medical equipment such as CT-scan and MRI machines, X-ray devices, and critical care equipment.
Jan 15, 2021
The 2019 Joint Report shows mobilization of $63.6 billion for middle- & lower-income countries, with $6.7 billion for LIC only, up 21% from 2018. Total mobilization of $175 billion is up 9%.
English | 60 pages | 2021 IFC
Jan 14, 2021
This note investigates COVID-19-related trade restrictions and discusses their consequences. It also illuminates the importance of trade, especially during the current pandemic, through the voices of global leaders as well as a collective set of emerging market voices.
English | 18 pages | IFC 2021
Jan 13, 2021
The report analyzes the economic and climate benefits of a green post-COVID recovery. The report finds that supporting investments and channeling COVID-19 recovery funds in ten key sectors across 21 emerging markets can generate $10.2 trillion in investment opportunity, create 213.4 million jobs, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) by 4 billion tons. The report focuses on decarbonizing existing and future energy infrastructure, building climate-smart cities, and helping speed the transition of key industries to green production practices.
English | 84 pages | IFC 2021
Jan 7, 2021
The series Capturing Hydropower’s Promise features suggested approaches on implementing local benefit sharing in hydropower projects, along with good practice examples.
Jan 6, 2021
Private credit broadly refers to nonbank lending to firms. Since the Global Financial Crisis of 2008–2009, private credit has grown considerably. Although the phenomenon of private credit is more predominant in the United States and the United Kingdom, it is also a growing asset class in emerging markets. Private credit appeals to borrowers because of bespoke, structured solutions, longer maturities, greater flexibility, and ease of doing business. Investors also like private credit, because of its attractive risk-adjusted returns. The global economic shock resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has seen marked changes in production and consumption patterns in the real economy, with ripple effects in credit markets. Uncertainty and increased risk aversion spiked a rush to top up liquidity—the so-called ‘dash for cash’— primarily in the bank-intermediated credit and public capital markets.
English | 8 pages—January—Note 98 | IFC 2021
Jan 4, 2021
Tertiary and vocational learning is widely recognized as critical for all countries’ economic success. While progress has been made toward achieving the 4th United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4) by 2030—“Ensure Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education and Promote Lifelong Learning for All”—a 2019 UN report shows that some 750 million adults are functionally illiterate. These statistics illustrate the enormous challenge of adequately preparing the workforce for rapid technological change that will require continual reskilling. Although machines with artificial intelligence are likely to replace millions of workers across the world, AI also has great potential to enable workers to keep up with technological change and remain employable. This note attempts to illustrates how AI can support post-secondary learning across the entire tertiary and vocational education sector in emerging markets.
English | 8 pages—January—Note 97 | IFC 2021
Dec 31, 2020
This tip sheet provides guidance and best practices for corporate secretaries that have developed globally for virtual meetings at both the Board and Shareholder level.
Dec 23, 2020
Textile and apparel manufacturing is a critical creator of formalized jobs, a well-known path to industrialization, and an enabler of value chain relationships that modernize economies and make them more complex. Today, value chains that support the textile and apparel industries are rapidly evolving. They are integrating new technologies, embracing workplace innovations, adopting sustainable efficiencies, and inventing products and processes to meet the changing demands of global consumers and markets.
English | 8 pages—December—Note 96 | IFC 2020
Dec 21, 2020
The Egypt Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) provides IFC & World Bank analysis of growth and investment opportunities, constraints, & policy recommendations.
English - 144 pages | Arabic - 119 pages | 2020 IFC
Dec 17, 2020
Dec 17, 2020
This joint study of 33 firms from the garment sector, that represent 87 percent of L’Association des Industries d’Haïti's (ADIH) membership and employ around 55,000 formal workers, provides key insights to help public and private decision makers navigate the crisis, and signals opportunities for the sector.
Dec 17, 2020
IFC chairs a working group of more than 20 development finance institutions (DFIs) and has been working with other multilateral development banks and DFIs to promote the adoption of the blended finance principles to ensure a strict and disciplined approach to blended concessional finance to avoid market distortions. The working group has published annual reports since 2017:
Dec 15, 2020
Temperature-controlled logistics will help transport COVID-19 vaccines quickly and safely, and accelerate the global pandemic recovery. In this series, IFC outlines why we need to invest in temperature-controlled logistics now, and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
Dec 14, 2020
An analysis of the status and market potential for green and sustainability or SDG bonds in emerging markets
English | 2 pages | 2017 IFC
Dec 14, 2020
The report, Gender and Microfinance in Myanmar: The Business Case for Action was produced jointly by IFC's Gender and Economic Inclusion Group and Financial Institutions Group. It contains findings from a survey of over 1,600 employees from eight leading microfinance institutions in Myanmar, as well as interviews with over 450 women microfinance clients.
Dec 10, 2020
As COVID-19 widens global gender gaps, IFC and UN Women have partnered to showcase a growing number of companies and organizations around the world that are taking action to ensure the economic inclusion and social well-being of their employees, customers, and suppliers, as well as local communities. This report aims to inform companies around the world on emerging practices and initiatives for supporting women employees, entrepreneurs, and those in value chains amid the pandemic.
English | 34 pages | 2020 IFC & UN Women
Dec 9, 2020
Alcazar Energy recognizes that workplace bullying, and in particular any forms of sexual harassment, could impact business operations and the employee’s wellbeing.
8 pages | © December 2020 IFC | Complimentary