International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The International Finance Corporation is the oldest and largest multilateral development bank. Established in 1945 as part of the Bretton Woods agreement, it now has over 180 shareholder member countries and a lending volume of US$ 29,000 million. Its lending is underpinned by substantial analytic work on developing and middle income country issues at the national and global levels and by an active policy dialogue with borrower countries. It consists of the IBRD, IDA, IFC and the MIGA.