Stretching from Lebanon in the West to Pakistan in the East, this diverse region is home to more than 630 million people. It is a place brimming with potential and while languages and cultures may differ, many regional countries share the ambitious goals of combating poverty, driving economic growth, and creating a more sustainable future for their people.

In this context, IFC’s mission of advancing economic development by encouraging the growth of the private sector is more important than ever. We are working in the region’s emerging markets and developing economies to create jobs and bring about a green, resilient, and inclusive recovery from the pandemic. We are also helping to mitigate and adapt to climate change; increase financial, gender, and digital inclusion; and, ultimately, reduce poverty and increase shared prosperity.

In addition, we are focusing on combining our roles as bank and entrepreneur to create markets and implement bankable projects in some of the most difficult places to attract investment.

IFC's priorities in the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

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.