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MENA Entrepreneurs - IFC
IFC’s $1 million equity investment in the fund in 2016 was a big boost to Ibtikar. It helped fill a critical funding gap for entrepreneurs in the West Bank and Gaza. “So far, we’ve invested in 19 different companies. We support them and mentor them, make sure they have good governance, and try to ensure as few barriers for investors as ...
IFC PPPs in Waste - International Finance Corporation
In 2016, the worlds’ cities generated 2.01 billion tons of solid waste, amounting to a footprint of 0.74 kilograms per person per day. By 2050, this number is projected to climb to 3.4 billion. Poorly managed waste has an enormous impact on people’s well-being, the environment, and national economies that often results in higher costs for ...
IFC Helps Improves Sanitation Services in West Bank with Landmark Agreement
This project is part of IFC’s strategy in the West Bank and Gaza to promote economic growth by helping provide people with access to essential services. IFC committed almost $15 million to encourage foreign trade in the territories in fiscal year 2013, and plans to continue promoting public-private partnerships to develop infrastructure.
Alafaq Aljadida Blended Finance Facility
IFC has embarked on a regional partnership with the Government of the Netherlands to support development across the MENA region, where the local economic problems and unrest have been exacerbated by COVID-19. The $70 million IFC-Netherlands partnership includes a dedicated $22 million blended finance facility, Alafaq Aljadida (New Horizons), to ...
our How the Private Sector Helps storY - International Finance Corporation
West Bank and Gaza (pp. 44-45) and others attractive private capital and expertise for their infrastructure needs. • base of the Pyramid: Expanding low-cost private infrastructure businesses that especially target the poorest consumers, such as Altobridge’s remote telecom access service (see pp. 46-47). Infrastructure is an essential
Green Bonds - International Finance Corporation
Green bonds generate financing for projects in renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable housing, and other eco-friendly industries. They tap the vast pools of financing—the trillions of dollars held by institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies, and sovereign wealth funds—available in global capital markets.
Access to FinAnce - IFC
people in the West Bank and Gaza. We have also developed shariah-compliant housing finance and pioneered housing microfinance in Afghanistan and tunisia. We provided housing finance training in Pakistan and have efforts underway in egypt, iraq, and the West Bank and Gaza. in Ghana, iFc worked with four banks as part of a larger
IFC's Trade Finance Partners: Providing Critical Support
In FY 2021, our Global Trade Finance Program supported transactions worth $6.2 billion globally. Through the program, IFC supported $4.2 billion trade in IDA countries and Fragile and Conflict Affected States. None of this would have been possible without the support of our trade finance partners. IFC is grateful to recognize its leading ...
24 hour ECONOTHON: Development Never Sleeps - World Bank Live
12-1pm ET / 16:00-17:00 GMT | Welcome to Econothon. 12:00-12:25 pm. Interview with David Malpass, President, World Bank Group. 12:25- 12:35 pm. The Economics of a Clean Energy Future. 12:35-01:00 pm. Looking to the Future with Young Economists. Ruth Hill, Lead Economist, World Bank. Heather Moylan, Survey Specialist, World Bank.