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International Finance Corporation

The In­ter­na­tional Finance Corporation (IFC) was founded in 1956 and has 184 members (as at: April 2013). Germany was a founding member; it currently holds 5.43 per cent of the subscribed capital, which entitles it to 5.16 per cent of the voting rights – the third-largest share.

The IFC's task is to promote the de­vel­op­ment of the private sector in de­vel­op­ing and emerging coun­tries. It does this by providing loans, equity finance, guarantees and a range of innovative financing products, which are offered on commercial terms.

As well as providing these financing services, the IFC has for some years also provided consultancy services aimed at promoting the private sector. The IFC plays a leading part on the in­ter­na­tional stage in drawing up and implementing social and environmental standards in co­op­er­a­tion with the private sector. Jin-Yong Cai has been Executive Vice President and CEO of the IFC since October 2012.

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International Finance Corporation (IFC)

2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20433
Phone: +1 / 202 / 4 73 77 11
Fax: +1 / 202 / 9 74 43 84

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