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


5.1 billion USD towards Microfinance and SME loans
0.8 billion USD in Annual Payments to Government

16.9 million people reached with infrastructure services (of which 16.0m in telecoms, 850 thousand in power generation and distribution)
1.0 million Microfinance and SME loans
4.6 million Patients served
12,265 million Farmers reached
7,803 Students reached – 3,662 Women

109,676 Jobs supported – 33,995 Women



IFC's Priorities in MENA Region

More than four years after the Arab spring, many countries in the Middle East and North Africa continue to grapple with political uncertainty, slow growth, unemployment, and other economic challenges.

IFC is striving to address these economic issues by supporting the region’s private sector, helping to create jobs and drive sustainable growth.

We work in countries from Morocco to Afghanistan to boost investor confidence, support small-business owners, and develop vital infrastructure projects. Our investments and advice help upgrade farming techniques, combat climate change, improve the investment climate, and help governments cut red tape, among a host of other initiatives.