Economic growth in East Asia and the Pacific has lifted millions out of poverty over the past decades. Yet overlapping global crises have deepened inequality and led to reversals in development gains. Thus, supporting a green, resilient and inclusive recovery is IFC’s priority in the region—where our investments totaled over $5 billion in fiscal year 2022, including $2 billion in funds mobilized from other investors. In FY22, IFC committed $700 million in response to COVID-19 pandemic while allocating $1.2 billion to climate projects across the region.
We invest in projects across sectors such as healthcare, agribusiness, technology and infrastructure, and work with financial institutions to expand the reach of our work. We provide advice to companies and governments on key areas of private sector development, including access to finance, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), trade and competitiveness, and public-private partnerships.
The impact of IFC clients in the region in 2020:
- $344.8 BILLIONIN LOANS TO MSMES
- 4.2 MILLIONPEOPLE SUPPLIED WITH GAS
- 1.7 MILLIONFARMERS REACHED
- 947ThousandJOBS CREATED
A company or entrepreneur seeking to establish a new venture or expand an existing enterprise can approach IFC directly.
The investment proposal can be submitted to the IFC field office that is closest to the location of the proposed project.