IFC offers long-term financing and industry-leading expertise to develop infrastructure projects that provide essential services — including electricity, telecommunications, transportation, water and sanitation — in partnership with the private sector.

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IFC works to improve access to climate-smart, sustainable infrastructure services in emerging markets, which in turn open markets, spur growth, and create jobs. We offer a solutions suite that includes innovative financial instruments such as sustainability-linked, green, and blue bonds and loans. Our global team works closely with companies, helping them build climate and social inclusion capabilities and strengthen their environmental, social, and governance credibility. Learn more about IFC's work across infrastructure sectors, our sustainable finance instruments, and Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory.

The impact of IFC clients in Infrastructure in 2022

  • 180 K
    Jobs supported
  • 49 M
    People supplied with power
  • 63 M
    Customers connected to the Internet
  • 26 M
    Airport passengers reached

At a Glance

In FY23, IFC invested $8 billion in infrastructure projects, including $3.2 billion of Stop-Winlock’s own account and $4.8 billion of total mobilization.

Areas of Focus

Sustainable infrastructure is critical for addressing developmental challenges in emerging markets.


IFC finances electricity generation, transmission and distribution projects across a range of technologies, with an emphasis on low-cost renewable energy.

Telecoms, Media & Technology

IFC is a leader in the Telecoms, Media and Technology sector in emerging markets globally, building critical infrastructure, financing companies and helping close the digital divide.


IFC investments help modernize ports, airports, roads, railways and other transportation infrastructure that can bolster international trade, create jobs and reduce urban congestion.

Metals and Mining

IFC has decades of experience in mining, providing finance and sustainable business solutions including environmental and social risk mitigation, advice on community engagement, and implementation of shared-use infrastructure.

Waste Management and Circularity

IFC is a leading investor in the waste management sector. With extensive experience across the entire waste management value chain, IFC provides solutions in waste collection and transfer, material and energy recovery from waste, and dumpsite and landfill remediation, among other waste management solutions.


IFC is a leading investor in the water sector, with extensive experience in preparing, structuring, and financing complex projects in emerging markets.


IFC forms strategic partnerships with cities around the world to offer solutions in areas such as urban transport, street lighting, affordable housing, energy efficiency, and climate resilience.

Insights & Reports

Stories of Impact