Economic growth in East Asia and the Pacific has lifted millions out of poverty over the past decades. Yet income inequality remains a challenge. Supporting inclusive growth is one of IFC’s priorities in the region—where our long-term investments totaled $3.4 billion in fiscal year 2018, including $1.4 billion in funds mobilized from other investors.

We invest in projects across sectors such as agribusiness 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, corporate governance, trade and competitiveness, and public-private partnerships.

Development Reach

The impact of IFC clients in the region in 2019:

  • $277 BILLIONIN LOANS TO MSMES
  • 3.2 MILLIONPEOPLE SUPPLIED WITH GAS
  • 1.1 MILLIONFARMERS REACHED
  • 7.1MillionPATIENTS SERVED
  • 11.5MILLIONPEOPLE SUPPLIED WITH PHONE CONNECTIONS

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.