International Finance Corporation (IFC)

IFC is a memberof the World Bank Group and is headquartered in Washington D.C., United States. Established in 1956, IFC is the largest multilateral source of loan and equity financing for private sector projects in the developing world. IFC has 182 member countries, which collectively determine its policies and approve investments.

Its work in more than a 100 developing countries allows companies and financial institutions in emerging markets to create jobs, generate tax revenues, improve corporate governance and environmental performance, and contribute to their local communities.

IFC’s vision is that people should have the opportunity to escape poverty and improve their lives.

For more details go to the following link:

http://www1.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/corp_ext_content/ifc_external_corporate_site/about+ifc

For News on East Asia and the Pacific region go to the following link:

http://www1.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/REGION__EXT_Content/Regions/East+Asia+and+the+Pacific/News/

For details on Publications go to the following link:

http://www1.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/publications_ext_content/ifc_external_publication_site/publications