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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.

04 Apr 2017 description

In Nairobi:

Neha Sud

Phone: +254-20-293-7403

E-mail: NSud@ifc.org

In Washington:

Elizabeth Price

Phone: +1-202-458-0387

E-mail: EPrice@ifc.org

19 Dec 2012 description

In Johannesburg:
Gregor Pfeifer
Phone: +27 (0)11 731 3139
Email: GPfeifer@ifc.org

Nairobi, Kenya, December 18, 2012—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to catalyze the market for improved sanitation and accelerate access to more affordable sanitation solutions for low-income households in East Africa.

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.

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 …