IFC Western Europe covers relations with 27 countries in the region, as well as the European Union. These countries hold about a third of IFC's capital, while companies, financial institutions and investors in the region are strategic investment partners for IFC in emerging markets.


IFC works with Western European companies to help them expand their operations or start new ventures in emerging markets through mainstream and innovative financial products. These include loans for IFC's own account, equity and quasi-equity financing, syndicated loans, risk management products, and partial credit guarantees. We apply our financial resources and technical expertise to help our clients overcome financial, operational, and political risk challenges related to investing in emerging economies. Learn more about how IFC works here.


In fiscal year 2021, IFC committed over $3 billion in long-term investments with clients and mobilized an addition $2.2 billion from lenders in Western Europe. These investments have contributed to fostering sustainable growth, creating jobs and fighting the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in several emerging markets globally.


IFC organizes industry- and sector-specific knowledge-sharing events for Western European companies interested in investing in emerging markets. We use our global expertise to help these companies learn about private sector investment opportunities in their target regions.

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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.