IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. The Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in every country.

IFC leverages its products and services—as well as products and services of other institutions across the World Bank Group—to create markets that address the biggest development challenges of our time. It applies its financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help clients and partners overcome financial, operational and other challenges.

IFC is also a leading mobilizer of third-party resources for projects. Its willingness to engage in difficult environments and our leadership in crowding-in private finance enables it to extend its footprint and have a development impact well beyond its direct resources.

IFC projects and programs are evaluated by the Independent Evaluation Group. Accountability is ensured by the independent Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman.
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