• World Bank

    With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.

  • Enterprise Surveys - What Businesses Experience - World ...

    Enterprise Surveys Partners. The Enterprise Surveys implemented in European and Central Asian countries are also known as Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Surveys (BEEPS) and are jointly conducted by the World Bank Group, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the European Commission (EC).

  • Doing Business

    Doing Business 2019. Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 16th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it.Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 190 economies—from ...

  • International Finance Corporation

    A strong and engaged private sector is indispensable to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. That’s where IFC comes in—we have more than 60 years of experience in unlocking private investment, creating markets and opportunities where they’re needed most. Since 1956, IFC has leveraged $2.6 billion in capital to deliver more than $265 billion in financing for businesses ...

  • Press Releases

    In Washington, DC Emma-Kate Symons Phone: +1 202 813 7561 Email: Washington, D.C., September 19, 2017— IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has mobilized a billion dollars in credit capacity from private sector insurance companies for a pioneering emerging market lending platform that will help fight poverty. IFC’s Managed Co-Lending Portfolio Program (MCPP) is an ...

  • Press Releases

    Lusaka, Zambia July 15, 2019— IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a 200 million Zambian Kwacha (approximately $15 million) loan to Stanbic Bank Zambia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Standard Bank Group.The investment will help Stanbic Bank expand its lending to small and medium enterprises, with at least 25 percent of the loan earmarked for women-owned businesses in Zambia.

  • Press Releases

    IFC in Belgrade: Slobodan Brkic Tel: +381 11 3023 750 E-mail: Belgrade, Serbia, October 17, 2017—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and EBRD are helping Serbia boost its renewable energy production and improve its energy mix by providing a €215 million lending package to a joint venture developing a 158-megawatt wind farm, the largest in the Western Balkans.

  • Press Releases

    In Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Denyse Ealedona Phone: 675 76494763 E-mail: or In Sydney, Australia Jackie Range Phone : +61 402 579 903 E-mail: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, August 8, 2019— A new report by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, says Papua New Guinea has achieved dramatic growth in the use of off-grid solar ...

  • Press Releases

    Skopje, North Macedonia, June 21, 2019—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Government of North Macedonia signed an agreement today to carry out a preliminary assessment of the Čebren Hydro Power Plant (HPP) Project.As part of this assessment, IFC will assess the Project’s value for the energy systems of the country and the region.

  • Overview - IFC

    A company or entrepreneur seeking to establish a new venture or expand an existing enterprise can approach IFC directly. The investment proposal can be submitted to the IFC field office that is closest to the location of the proposed project.