Publication: How to Maximize IFC’s Development Impact, Play a Catalytic Role, and Strengthen Collaboration with Other Institutions : The Joint IFI Action Plan for Central and Eastern Europe
How can IFC support its clients when their financing needs are much greater than what the IFC can deliver? How can IFC maximize its development impact and play a catalytic role? How do IFC bring together large international financial institutions (IFIs) to provide Euro 24.5 billion in financial resources to help region weather a severe crisis? How do IFC assess market conditions and deploy these resources rapidly? This smart lesson aims to answer these questions and, more importantly, provide a step-by-step approach so that IFC can replicate such efforts in the future.
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“Masse, Jean-Marie; Engel, Andrea; Nakagaki, Denis. 2010. How to Maximize IFC’s Development Impact, Play a Catalytic Role, and Strengthen Collaboration with Other Institutions : The Joint IFI Action Plan for Central and Eastern Europe. IFC Smart Lessons Brief. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/10479 License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO.”
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