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Jul 12, 2018
This fact sheet is an overview of IFC’s work with microfinance institutions (MFIs) in countries where IFC operates. It helps them strengthen their systems, structures, and relationships so they can set and meet objectives, manage risks and opportunities, and monitor performance.
Jul 11, 2018
The fact sheet is an overview of IFC’s corporate governance work with state-owned enterprises. SOEs account for 20 percent of investment, 5 percent of employment, and up to 40 percent of domestic output in countries around the world. IFC’s efforts are integrated into the World Bank Group’s broader SOE reform work and involve delivering critical services in key economic sectors, which includes corporate governance and financial management.
Jun 29, 2018
Côte d’Ivoire pledged to achieve 42 percent of renewable-energy generation by 2030 under the Paris Agreement to combat climate change. Achieving this target could create a $9 billion investment opportunity by 2030, but the key question is how to unlock private financing. Working with the Ivorian government, IFC developed a roadmap that highlights promising pathways toward attracting private sector investment while focusing on the government’s goals.
Jun 28, 2018
Created in Peru in 2008, Works for Taxes is an innovative approach to accelerating infrastructure investment. It allows private firms to “pay” their income taxes in advance through the execution of public works projects. By accepting infrastructure projects in lieu of future taxes, national, regional, and local governments can forego mobilization of public funds and reduce the burden on government budgets, as the private sector assumes the upfront costs and management of new infrastructure projects.
English l 7pages l - June - Note 55 l IFC 2018
Jun 7, 2018
Quarterly newsletter that highlights IFC's corporate governance work around the world, including news and events, latest indicators, media coverage, reports and publications.
Jun 7, 2018
Assessing how IFC’s Work-Progression & Productivity Toolkit helps female workers achieve promotion and boost productivity in Bangladesh’s readymade garment factories
Jun 6, 2018
More than $160 billion in private investment was mobilized by Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) in 2017. The number—which demonstrates the potential of these organizations in the global efforts to promote inclusive and sustainable growth, fight poverty and inequality, and protect the planet—is one of the findings of a recent IFC report.
English | 96 pages | 2018 IFC
Jun 3, 2018
The 2nd edition incorporates recent corporate governance changes applicable to public and listed companies in Indonesia and captures major developments in the global landscape. The manual is a learning tool meant to help Indonesian companies at different developmental stages to better understand the value and benefits of good corporate governance. It gives an overview of how companies could improve their corporate governance and provides a bridge between internationally recognized best practices and local laws, codes and regulations.
May 30, 2018
Private Sector Opinion 41: This compendium looks at the development of corporate governance since the financial crisis and asks whether governance rules and practices have developed in a way that positions companies better to address systemic risk.
May 30, 2018
A new tool and service provided by IFC to help emerging market hospitals and clinics to raise the standards of quality at their facilities across all areas.
English | 2 Pages | © IFC, 2018
May 29, 2018
Over the past 50 years, much has been accomplished in improving financial inclusion worldwide. Access to financial services for the bottom of the pyramid, practically unthinkable only a few decades ago, has increasingly become a reality, and microfinance institutions (MFIs) have played a key role in this process. Part of MFIs’ success across the globe can be traced to the process of “transformation,” an institutional evolution towards a more professionally run, for-profit company that has brought economies of scale and operational efficiency to many MFIs, so that they may serve more low-income people with a greater offering of financial products at better rates.
May 24, 2018
This publication provides a baseline exploration into gender diversity in the Ghanaian boardroom. It examines gender diversity—across sectors, ownership types, legal status, listing status, and a number of organizational and board-level characteristics—to provide empirical evidence to guide the development of organizational and national policy.
May 22, 2018
IFC’s new gender toolkit provides practical, detailed tools to help companies to assess and address obstacles to equality and inclusion in the workplace, across the supply chain, and in community engagement and investment. It includes easy-to-use techniques to transform a broad gender strategy into a supportive working reality for women and men. The toolkit includes an executive summary, plus four standalone thematic tool suites that can be used individually or mixed and matched into a broader corporate strategy.
English | 2018 IFC
May 18, 2018
As part of our overall environmental, social, and corporate governance standard, IFC is building capacity, raising awareness, and expanding the discussion about gender diversity on boards and in business leadership in emerging markets and developing countries.
May 18, 2018
このケーススタディは、IFC のジェンダー事務局が中心となり推進しているIFC の「子育て支援への取組みのためのイニシアティブ」の一環で作成され、2017 年の報告書「子育て支援への取り組み：企業主導型の子育て支援の企業の事例」で発表されました。
May 17, 2018
IFC Toolkit for Disclosure and Transparency is an IFC public knowledge leadership publication. It supports IFC’s broader effort to enhance disclosure and transparency in the countries and companies it works with—as investor or adviser—through better corporate reporting.
May 17, 2018
The Corporate Governance Development Framework is a common approach on how to address corporate governance risks and opportunities in investment operations in emerging markets. Based on IFC’s Corporate Governance Methodology, the CGDF provides signatory institutions a platform for evaluating and enhancing governance practices in their investee companies.
May 16, 2018
Like most emerging markets, Peru suffers from low banking penetration and faces challenges to providing financial services. Beginning in 2015, a strategy called Modelo Peru emerged as a collaboration between financial institutions, telecom companies, and the government, with the goal of launching a mobile money platform to better serve the nation’s unbanked and underbanked. The platform’s main innovative feature is interoperability among these three groups to achieve scale and breed competition among e-money issuers.
English | 9 pages - May - Note 54 | IFC 2018
May 15, 2018
Technological progress is often associated with the creation of novel and useful products through innovation and ingenuity. Yet in several emerging markets, including low-income economies, it is often more common to adopt, adapt, and scale technologies created elsewhere. EM Compass Report
English | 100 Pages - April | IFC, 2018
May 15, 2018
The launch and growth of digital financial services in Africa has led to an unprecedented increase in the number of people enjoying access to formal financial services. The continent is now home to more digital financial services deployments than any other region in the world, with almost half of the nearly 700 million individual users worldwide. Mobile money solutions and agent banking now offer affordable, instant, and reliable transactions, savings, credit, and even insurance opportunities in rural villages and urban neighborhoods where no bank had ever established a branch.
97 pages | English | 2018, IFC
May 15, 2018
Digital Access: The Future of Financial Inclusion in Africa Financial inclusion is one of Africa’s great success stories of the past decade. Just over 43 percent of adults on the continent now have access to formal financial services, compared to 23 percent in 2011. This is primarily due to the introduction of digital financial services and their contribution to the creation of a market for affordable, accessible and sustainable financial services for those who were previously excluded from access to traditional banking services. Over the past six years, IFC and the Mastercard Foundation have worked with 14 financial services providers across the continent to leverage new technology to build and test innovative business models for financial inclusion. We have gained valuable knowledge and experience in the process. This report captures the ongoing transformation of the financial sector in Africa, shares our most important lessons learned, and casts an eye at the future of financial inclusion in the region. One thing is for sure, the future is digital.
May 14, 2018
The report presents 10 lessons learned attained over more than two decades of experience in code development in South Africa and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
May 9, 2018
IFC PERSPECTIVES draws on IFC’s unrivalled geographic reach and insight to explore the most innovative ideas in private sector development.
May 3, 2018
The report highlights IFC’s Corporate Governance work in Cambodia with Amret, a leading microfinance institution in Cambodia serving micro, small and medium enterprises that provides financial services to rural and urban clients including farmers, small businesses and households.
Apr 27, 2018
A consumer and market study of a refugee camp and town in northwest Kenya (Special Conference Edition)
English | 88 pages | 2018 IFC