The developing world needs private sector investment now more than ever, and IFC’s strategic goal is to deliver private investment with development impact. Our client countries, especially those with large populations in extreme poverty or those emerging from years of conflict and fragility, are asking us for more — particularly as they grapple with the impacts of COVID-19. Working Upstream, in short, combines our roles as bank and entrepreneur to bring private sector solutions and investment to address the world’s biggest development challenges.

Scalable Solutions to Enable Investment Opportunities

We are developing globally replicable products that transfer proven approaches from one country to another, bringing business results to clients and creating positive impact for local economies.

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