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 helping sustain and create jobs, improving services for people, expanding access to financial services and promoting inclusive growth.  A key focus of IFC’s work in the region is helping countries meet their climate goals.  

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

In FY22, IFC committed about $2 billion in the South Asian region, with a key focus on helping countries recover from the impacts of COVID-19. 

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.