IFC has established a leading position promoting private sector investment in Africa. Over nearly six decades, IFC has invested more than $25 billion in African businesses and financial institutions, and our current portfolio exceeds $5 billion. We are a leading provider of advice to promote a sustainable private sector and mobilize capital from other investors who invest alongside IFC in critical sectors for Africa’s future. We are also deploying fast-track funding and advisory support to help African businesses weather the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more about IFC's priorities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Development Reach

The impact of IFC clients in the region in 2019:

  • $14BILLIONIN LOANS TO MSMES
  • 6.4MILLIONPEOPLE SUPPLIED WITH POWER
  • 217THOUSANDJOBS SUPPORTED
  • 7.9MILLIONPATIENTS SERVED

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.