International Finance Corporation is a member of the World Bank Group. IFC’s purpose is to create opportunity for people to escape poverty and improve their lives by: promoting open and competitive markets in developing countries, supporting companies and other private sector partners where there is a gap, helping generate productive jobs and deliver essential services to the underserved, and catalyzing and mobilizing other sources of finance for private enterprise development. \r +
To achieve our purpose, IFC offers development impact solutions through firm-level interventions (direct investments, Advisory Services, and IFC Asset Management Company), standard setting, and business-enabling environment work.
(Washington, DC: World Bank, 2013-09-17)
International Finance Corporation
The International Financial Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. This report summarizes IFC’s role in helping the private sector create jobs and opportunity in developing countries. It highlights how we spur innovation, influence policy, provide a demonstration effect for others, and strive to maximize our development impact.