The investment will help to keep small and medium-sized enterprises open and preserve jobs, which is critical to sustaining the Bangladeshi economy.
After launching IFC's DigiLab Finance program in the Western Balkans and Georgia late last year, it is now expanding to new markets in Armenia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Ukraine, a move that is expected to promote financial inclusion.
Under the project, an expansion of IFC's Distressed Asset Recovery Program's work in India, IFC will invest up to $100 million in the J.C. Flowers India Opportunities Fund if certain conditions are met, with an initial commitment of $40 million.
The financing package consists of $130 million from IFC's own-account and a $270 million syndicated loan from a group of 10 banks.
This study aims to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women-led MSMEs in 13 African countries hoping to contribute to further strengthening of outcomes for those MSMEs.
The loan aims to help the bank increase lending for climate-friendly projects and to smaller businesses, especially those owned by women.
Central Bank of Sri Lanka and IFC Launch the Country’s First National Financial Inclusion Strategy to Boost Financial Inclusion for All
The new strategy highlights Sri Lanka's gains in boosting access to financial services, and particularly, on areas of improvement to ensure usage and full financial inclusion in the country.
This targeted new investment will help address the critical financing needs of Turkey's underserved micro, small, and medium enterprises in the agricultural sector.
The new Base of the Pyramid Program will provide up to $400 million to microfinance institutions, non-bank financial institutions, and banks that are focused on micro, small, and medium enterprises.
IFC and PasarPolis Partner Amid Pandemic to Boost Microinsurance Safety Nets for Indonesia’s Most Vulnerable
Under an agreement, IFC will provide PasarPolis with $5 million in equity finance to develop infrastructure to connect insurers, digital platforms and customers unserved by the traditional insurance sector.