Private sector investment is essential if the world is to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity by 2030. In South Asia, IFC helps the private sector to create opportunity where it’s needed most—by supporting jobs, raising incomes, and expanding access to infrastructure and financial services.

We help boost sustainable economic growth—by supporting infrastructure building and improvements to logistics, expanding the use of renewable energy, promoting cleaner production, creating opportunities for smaller businesses, improving water and energy efficiency, and facilitating public-private partnerships.

Development Reach

The impact of IFC clients in the region in 2020:


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.