SECTORS & EXPERTISE

Financial Institutions

In the developing world, 2.5 billion adults don't have a bank account and 200 million businesses lack access to credit. We work through financial institutions to provide much-needed access to finance for millions of individuals and micro, small, and medium enterprises that we would never be able to reach directly. This is an important part of the World Bank Group strategy to end extreme poverty and build shared prosperity.

  • $459B
    Students Reached 30
  • $100.4B
    Farmers Reached 30
  • $41.6B
    in Trade Finance Volume 30
  • $495B
    in Impact from SME Loans 30

IFC at a glance

IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.

We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, operational, and other challenges.

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What to Know About Global Finance

Finance is a tool for all. IFC works with more 800 financial institutions around the world to provide much-needed access to finance for millions of individuals and businesses to bridge development gaps, mobilize private capital, and support local capital markets.

Priorities

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Access to essential fInancial

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Banking on women

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Climate finance

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Tourism, Retail & Property

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Tourism, Retail & Property

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Fintech

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Contact IFC EAP

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Elena Bourganskaia
Vice President, Corporate Support

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How we help

A strong and engaged private sector is indispensable to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. That’s where IFC comes in—we have more than 60 years of experience in unlocking private investment, creating markets and opportunities where they’re needed most.

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  • $277B IN LOANS TO MSMES
  • 11.5M PEOPLE SUPPLIED WITH PHONE CONNECTIONS
  • 1.1M Farmers Reached