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04 May 2018 description

Study finds refugee businesses play vital role in local economy

Research shows huge opportunities for private sector in Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp and its neighbouring town.

26 May 2015 description

With IFC and Ecobank sharing risk equally in the $110 million facility, SMEs will gain increased access to loans through Ecobank affiliates

31 Aug 2009 description


- People in Sub-Saharan Africa have the worst health, on average, in the world. The region has 11 percent of the world's population, 24 percent of the global disease burden, and lacks the infrastructure to provide even basic health care to its people.

25 Aug 2009 description


- Post-conflict development is a priority for IFC within its focus on frontier markets. Improving World Bank Group effectiveness in fragile and conflict-affected states (fragile states) is one of six strategic themes that President Robert B. Zoellick has set forth.

- More than a billion of the world's poorest people live in fragile states.

- A country is less likely to slide back into conflict if people see tangible improvements in their lives.

04 Jun 2009 description

London/Washington, D.C., June 4, 2009-IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the African Development Bank, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the German development finance institution DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH announced today that they have created a new private equity fund that will invest in Africa's health sector.

The Health in Africa Fund, managed by Aureos Capital, will invest in small- and medium-sized companies in sub-Saharan Africa, such as health clinics and diagnostic centers, with the goal of helping low-income Africans gain …

12 Jan 2009 description

January 12, 2009-War destroys roads, bridges, schools, and power stations, as well as many lives. Because of prolonged conflict, today a number of African countries suffer from mass unemployment, collapsed legal and regulatory structures, and weakened infrastructure.

Through a new program, IFC is deepening its impact in some of the most challenging economic environments in Africa and helping countries devastated by conflict rebuild their private sectors to create jobs and opportunity.