International Finance Corporation (IFC)
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 3K-264
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing countries as a way to reduce poverty and improve people's lives. <p> IFC is a member of the World Bank Group and is headquartered in Washington, DC. It shares the primary objective of all World Bank Group institutions: to improve the quality of the lives of people in its developing member countries. IFC Mission Statement. <p> Established in 1956, IFC is the largest multilateral source of loan and equity financing for private sector projects in the developing world. It promotes sustainable private sector development primarily by: <p> ? Financing private sector projects located in the developing world. ? Helping private companies in the developing world mobilize financing in international financial markets. ? Providing advice and technical assistance to businesses and governments.