Assessing Private Sector Contributions to Job Creation: IFC Open Source Study

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Assessing Private Sector Contributions to Job Creation: IFC Open Source StudyUsing data from IFC's Development Outcome Tracking System, the study shows a strong job growth for companies financed through IFC-supported private equity funds. The nearly 500 companies covered in this analysis — in which the private equity funds had invested about $4.0 billion, and about 10% of the financing came from IFC — created nearly 300,000 jobs between 2000 and 2010. While most jobs are created by larger companies, the study shows that job growth rates are higher for smaller companies. 

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