IFC can provide a mix of financing that is tailored to meet the needs of each project. However, the bulk of the funding, as well as leadership and management responsibility, lies with private sector owners.
As a rule, the enterprises IFC finances must be majority private sector owned and controlled. Exceptions can be made for state-owned enterprises which are in the process of being privatized.
Although IFC does not take any government guarantees for its financing, IFC's work often requires close cooperation with government agencies in developing countries.
IFC's focus include investing in infrastructure, strengthening financial institutions, supporting the transformation of domestic companies into regional and global players, improving access to finance for underserved markets and focus on the needs of small and medium enterprises.
IFC's Largest Country Exposure
Committed Portfolio for IFC's own account, as of June 30, 2012 ($ millions)