Impact. IFC in the Middle East and North Africa, FY2015

As a region, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is brimming with potential.But it faces several long-standing problems, like high unemployment (especially among youth), power shortages, and a lack of access to finance. Those issues have conspired to hold back economic growth in this region of 350 million.


IFC is helping to change that by supporting MENA’s private sector, a potentially bountiful source of jobs and innovation. Through a combination of investments and advisory services, we work with companies from Morocco to Pakistan helping to combat poverty and bring opportunity to those who need it most.


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