In FY18, we made $11.6 billion in long-term investments in 366 projects. In addition, we mobilized nearly $11.7 billion to support the private sector in developing countries. ...
The impact of IFC's investments in funds in 2019: 911 THOUSAND JOBS SUPPORTED 238 THOUSAND JOBS FOR WOMEN SUPPORTED 315 THOUSAND NEW JOBS CREATED 831 SMEs REACHED A company or entrepreneur seeking to establish a new venture or expand an existing enterprise can approach IFC directly.
The World Bank Group is the biggest multilateral funder of climate investments in developing countries. In December 2020, the World Bank Group announced an ambitious new target for 35% of its financing to have climate co-benefits, on average, over the next five years.
The Human Capital Project will help countries in several areas: leveraging resources and increasing spending efficiency, aligning policies with results-focused investments, and addressing measurement and analytical gaps. Governments are already demonstrating an interest in transforming their human capital outcomes.
The growing phenomenon of investment by developing country firms in other developing countries – sometimes referred to as ‘South-South investment’– offers significant development opportunities for the World Bank Group’s client countries. Obtaining a detailed picture of South-South investment flows and stocks is difficult because in many countries data on foreign ...
Climate-Smart Agriculture. The Climate-Smart Agriculture Investment Plan (CSAIP), which recently launched alongside the PER, reveals that with a the changing climate, maize—a staple food crop in Zimbabwe—is expected to see a 33% yield reduction by 2030. Additionally, increases in temperature were estimated to result in decreases in the income generated from beef cattle by 11-13% by 2040.
Aided by increased public investments and the implementation of economic diversification policies, these sectors should grow by 8.6% in 2014, 7.2% in 2015 and 7.9% in 2016. The service sector should grow by 8.4% during this period, and the agricultural and manufacturing sectors by 7.7%, according to projections.
The portal is designed to help investors better align ESG analysis with key sustainable development policy indicators and analysis, as well as to increase data transparency and support private sector investments in emerging markets and developing countries.
Huge investments are needed to address these challenges. Globally we are seeing a remarkable interest in the private sector to scale up investments dedicated to mitigate (and adapt to) climate change driven by growing concern about these issues and the enormity of the economic costs and financial losses facing the financial sector.