IFC — a member of the World Bank Group — is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record $43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.
CGAP’s FinDev Gateway is a global knowledge-sharing platform in financial inclusion. Available in four languages —English, French, Arabic, and Spanish— FinDev enables practitioners to share lessons, views, and expertise through blog contributions, interviews, and webinar presentations. Each language site specializes in content relevant to its associated region.
FinDev websites welcome over one million views each year and host more than 10,000 publications from over 1,600 organizations.
SANAD’s mission is to finance micro, small and medium enterprises and low-income households in the Middle East and North Africa via qualified lenders. SANAD thereby fosters economic development and job creation – including youth employment, agriculture, affordable housing, and innovations in finance and financial technologies.
SANAD accomplishes its mission by leveraging its three debt and equity instruments supported by multi-facetted technical assistance to generate and maximise its impact. In addition to creating and sustaining jobs, SANAD’s impact includes the development of an entrepreneurship ecosystem, and promotion of an innovation agenda. A unique feature of SANAD is the local currency financing facility which contributes to responsible finance.
SANAD was initiated by KfW Development Bank as a public-private partnership. Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the European Union, KfW, Switzerland's State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), and the Austrian Development Bank (OeEB), the Dutch Development Bank (FMO), and GLS Bank. The Fund is open to development finance and international financial institutions as well as private investors.
Sanabel, The Microfinance Network of Arab Countries is accepting session proposals for its 16th annual conference which will be held in November 2024 at the Dead Sea in Jordan. This is an opportunity for Sanabel’s members, friends, and partners to participate in the development of the conference program and agenda.