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IFC and Compass Group Announce Investment for up to $21 Million to Help Micro and Small Peruvian Enterprises

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Compass Group have announced an alliance to channel working capital to hundreds of Peruvian companies from multiple economic sectors which have been severely impacted by the economic crisis generated by the COVID–19 pandemic.

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Survey Reveals Extent of the Fallout From the Pandemic on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Nepal

Based on a sample of more than 540 representatives from MSMEs across all provinces, the survey revealed that over 80 percent of businesses have suffered from a slump in sales.

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IFC and MBA Work To Improve Access to Funding for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Mongolia

A new agreement between IFC and the Mongolian Bankers Association will help improve access to funding for 200,000 micro, small and medium enterprises cumulatively over the next five years by developing a vibrant market for value chain finance in Mongolia.

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IFC Updates CAFI Platform to Help Financial Institutions Measure Climate Impact

IFC has updated its first-of-a-kind online climate impact measurement platform to make it easier for financial institutions to assess the climate eligibility of their investments and estimate the development impact of their climate-related activities.

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IFC Helps Banco Agricola Increase Access to Finance, Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic in El Salvador

The financing package aims to support micro, small and medium enterprises, women-owned SMEs, housing for underserved segments, and climate-smart investments, including green buildings.

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Bancamía and IFC Sign Cooperation Agreement to Develop Financial Products and Services for Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia

The cooperation aims to strengthen the offer of financial products and services to Venezuelan migrants, especially women, with the aim of helping them successfully integrate into the country's social and economic dynamics.

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IFC and ECCB Partner To Expand Financial Access for SMEs in Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

The objective is to create a centralized, shared registry in the region that can be customized to each country’s particular case.  

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IFC Supports Afghan Women’s Access to Financial and Non-Financial Services

More than an estimated 5,000 women are expected to directly benefit from a new initiative led by Ghazanfar Bank, one of Afghanistan’s leading commercial banks.

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IFC Loans to Vietnam Prosperity Bank and Oriental Bank to Boost Finance for Local Businesses Amid COVID-19, Support Economic Recovery

The aim of the additional financing is to help local businesses with disrupted cash flows sustain operations and maintain jobs.

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IFC and TEB Expand Partnership to Support Kosovo’s Women-Owned and Agribusiness SMEs

The facility has been provided under IFC’s Small Loan Guarantee Program (SLGP), a programmatic approach to risk-sharing that aims to strengthen the capacity of financial institutions to finance SMEs in low-income countries.