IFC's Products and Services

IFC provides investment, advice, and asset management. These are mutually reinforcing services, delivering financing and global expertise to clients in developing countries. Together, they give IFC a special advantage in helping the private sector create opportunities. IFC's investment and advice can be tailored to a client's specific needs, and in ways that add value. The ability to attract other investors brings additional benefits, introducing IFC's clients to new sources of capital and better ways of doing business.

IFC's products and services are offered under its three business lines: investment services, advisory services, and asset management:

• Through its investment services, IFC provides a broad suite of financial products and services-including loans, syndicated loans, equity finance, trade finance, structured finance, risk management products, local currency financing, and private equity and investment funds—designed to promote sustainable development in emerging economies and help reduce poverty.

• Through its advisory services, IFC offers advice, problem solving, and training to companies, industries, and governments, all aimed at helping private sector enterprises overcome obstacles to growth. Access to finance, investment climate, sustainable business, and public-private partnerships are the focus of IFC's advisory services.

• The IFC Asset Management Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of IFC, mobilizes and manages third-party capital funds for investment in developing and frontier markets.


MIGA's Products and Services

MIGA provides political risk insurance (guarantees) and credit enhancement products to private sector investors and lenders. MIGA's guarantees protect investments against noncommercial risks and can help investors obtain access to funding sources with improved financial terms and conditions. Projects supported by MIGA create jobs; provide water, electricity, and other basic infrastructure; strengthen financial systems; generate tax revenues; transfer skills and technological know-how; and help countries tap natural resources in an environmentally sustainable way. MIGA also conducts research and shares knowledge as part of its mandate to support foreign direct investment into emerging markets.


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