IFC's overall contribution to SDGs in LAC Region in calendar year 2019


83.1 billion USD towards Microfinance and SME loans
6.3 billion USD in Annual Payments to Government

31.1 million people reached with infrastructure services (of which 21.4m in telecoms, 9.7m in power generation and distribution)
7.7 million Microfinance and SME loans
3.9 million Patients served
155,035 Farmers reached
482,446 Students reached – 259,489 million Women

2.4 million containers operated or shipped

342,552 Jobs supported – 122,923 Women

IFC's Priorities in LAC Region

Income inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean remains high despite the important progress the region has made to reduce poverty over the past few years.

Fostering inclusion, boosting innovation, and strengthening regional integration are some of our priorities in the region, as well as helping countries tackle climate change.

IFC focus in Latin America and the Caribbean is on promoting:

Inclusive Growth
Increasing access to finance, basic goods and services, and infrastructure.

Competitiveness and innovation
Addressing bottlenecks in infrastructure by increasing public-private partnerships and improving the investment climate; expanding vocational and tertiary education; and supporting new sectors, such as mobile banking.

Regional and global integration
Improving legal frameworks for trade logistics; integrating regional financial markets; and strengthening energy networks and transportation.

Climate change
Catalyzing private-sector solutions to address mitigation and adaptation issues in the region.