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IFC, BOA Kenya Partner to Expand Lending to Small Businesses in Kenya

Through the partnership, IFC will enter a risk-sharing facility with BOA Kenya that will help the bank scale up lending to small and medium-sized enterprises.

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IFC and Ministry of Justice Join Hands to Improve Insolvency Laws in Kosovo, Boost Lending

The initiative, known as the Debt Resolution Project, is expected to create a safety net for businesses and investors, improving access to credit, especially for small and medium enterprises.

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IFC Supports FinComBank to Attract Investments, Driving Growth in Moldova Amid COVID-19

The collaboration will help address the liquidity constraints that micro, small, and medium enterprises are facing in the country, supporting economic stability.

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IFC’s Investment to Boost Green Housing, Strengthen Capital Markets in Romania

This placement is the first-ever senior preferred bond issuance by Banca Comercială Romana S.A., Romania's second-largest bank.

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IFC, National Bank of Iraq Partner to Boost Access to Finance for SMEs, Create Jobs

IFC announced an investment for the National Bank of Iraq to support the growth of smaller businesses in Iraq and help them create jobs and overcome challenges, including from COVID-19-related disruptions.

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IFC Mobilizes Four Banks to Finance Banco Daycoval and Support Female Entrepreneurship and Smaller Businesses in Brazil

By focusing on the SMEs segment, including women-owned businesses, IFC aims to help close the existing financing gap for these two segments.

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IFC Invests in Sekura to Improve Access to Insurance in Mexico

The co-investment represents IFC's first investment in the insurance brokerage sector and reflects IFC's interest in increasing insurance penetration for Mexican companies alongside a leading player in the market.

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Pakistan Housing Finance: Is There a Business Case for Financial Institutions?

This study highlights the need for financial institutions to expand into housing finance across different income segments—particularly low and middle income households—and regions.

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Ngern Tid Lor PCL is IFC’s First Investment in a Non-Banking Financial Institution in Thailand to Support MSMEs

The investment aims to support a resilient recovery by promoting business growth, creating jobs, and fostering financial inclusion.

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IFC, Rwanda Capital Markets Authority and Central Bank Join Forces to Boost Access to Long-Term Finance for Small Businesses

The four-year partnership will help expand access to long-term local currency finance in Rwanda for key sectors such as housing, agribusiness, and smaller businesses.