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Rwanda: Remembering the Genocide, Guided by Vision for More Economic Growth

Apr 12, 2019

Rwanda: Remembering the Genocide, Guided by Vision for More Economic Growth

On his recent visit to the Rwanda for the Africa CEO Forum, IFC’s Chief Executive Officer Philippe Le Houérou visited the Genocide Memorial in the capital, Kigali. The emotional visit offered more than a history of the conflict. It also revealed a much broader context for how far the country had progressed since 1994.

An Improved Railway Puts Gabon on the Right Track

Apr 4, 2019

An Improved Railway Puts Gabon on the Right Track

An IFC-supported program is helping restore the Transgabonais railway, facilitating companies’ access to markets and encouraging economic diversification.

Crossing Borders to Satisfy a Hunger for Growth

Mar 29, 2019

Crossing Borders to Satisfy a Hunger for Growth

Integration in East Africa has helped companies like Tanzania’s Bakhresa advance into new regional markets—creating jobs and opportunities for local entrepreneurs.

The Power of Integration to Transform Africa

Mar 26, 2019

The Power of Integration to Transform Africa

At the Africa CEO Forum, business leaders discuss how more trade would lead to improved productivity and private investment.

Bringing Africa Up to High Speed

Mar 21, 2019

Bringing Africa Up to High Speed

The expansion of broadband in Africa is connecting millions to the Internet and transforming the continent’s business potential.

In Egypt’s Desert, Working to Ensure Solar Power is Sustainable

Mar 13, 2019

In Egypt’s Desert, Working to Ensure Solar Power is Sustainable

As the world’s largest solar installation is built, IFC helps ensure the project adheres to high labor, environmental, and health and safety standards.

Climate Financing in Africa Accelerates Alongside Urbanization

Mar 11, 2019

Climate Financing in Africa Accelerates Alongside Urbanization

The One Planet Summit in Nairobi explores Africa’s climate-related challenges—and pioneering solutions that may benefit other cities in the continent.

Survey: IFC Wants to Hear from Small Businesses in South Africa

Mar 7, 2019

Survey: IFC Wants to Hear from Small Businesses in South Africa

The small business voice is vital and IFC wants to hear from MSME owners in South Africa. The small business voice is vital and IFC wants to hear from MSME owners in South Africa.

A Global Partnership to Support Women-Owned Businesses

Feb 26, 2019

A Global Partnership to Support Women-Owned Businesses

Large corporations spend less than 1 percent of their global procurement budget on women-owned businesses. IFC and WEConnect International are working with big-name, global companies to change that.

Planting a Climate-Resilient Future for Niger

Feb 4, 2019

Planting a Climate-Resilient Future for Niger

An IFC project is showing the potential for solar-powered drip irrigation to improve yields, save water, and boost farmers’ incomes.