IFC Financing to MSME

IFC Financing to MSME

IFC Financing to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises - Reach Data

Lack of access to financial services is a key barrier to the growth of micro, small, medium enterprises (MSMEs). IFC is working to develop solutions to close the MSME financing gap. By partnering with many types of financial intermediaries, including microfinance institutions (MFIs), commercial banks, leasing companies, and private equity funds, IFC reaches many more small and medium enterprises (SMEs) than it could directly.

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DEFINITIONS AND NOTES

  • IFC's Global Financial Markets categorized its clients' sub-borrowers according to the following:
    • Micro enterprise: if loan is smaller than $ 10,000 at origination;
    • Small enterprise: if loan is smaller than $ 100,000 at origination;
    • Medium enterprise: if loan is smaller than $ 1 Million at origination ($2 Million for more advanced countries).
  • The committed portfolio in MSME FIs does not include commitments for commercial banking trade finance and collective investment methods.
  • Nonperforming Loan (NPL) is a loan which is 90 or more days past due.

ESTIMATION METHODOLOGY

Introduction

Lack of access to financial services is a key barrier to the growth for micro, small, medium enterprises (MSMEs).IFC is working to develop solutions to close the MSME financing gap in collaboration with financial institutions (FIs) around the world. By partnering with many types of financial intermediaries, including microfinance institutions (MFIs), commercial banks, leasing companies, and private equity funds, IFC reaches many more small and medium enterprises (SMEs) than it could directly.

Purpose of the Reach Data

IFC supports firms that make a wide range of contributions in developing countries. In turn, these firms affect various stakeholders, including customers, employees and their families, local communities, suppliers and other business partners, as well as national and local governments. Reach Data is a tool of measuring the FI clients' development and therefore assessing the development results that IFC achieves through its private investments and advisory services in financial sector.

Classification of Clients and Loans

IFC Investment and Advisory clients are classified as "Micro", "Small" and "Medium", according to the following criteria. If the project with the client is specifically focused on developing the client’s MSME business, it may be categorized based on the loan size category:

  • "Micro" -- most loans will be <$10,000;
  • "Small" -- most loans will be <$100,000 or
  • "Medium" --most loans will be <$1 million or <$2 million in advanced countries.* *advanced countries include: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Slovakia, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey.

Content of the Reach Data

The following indicators are collected through the Reach Data survey:

  • Number and volume of outstanding loans of client FIs
  • Number and volume of disbursed loans over the year
  • Number and volume of non-performing loans
  • Employment information of client FIs (total number of employees, number of women employees)
  • Number of branches
  • Number and volume of deposits

For all forms of IFC financing of banks and non-bank financial institutions (equity, quasi-equity, general purpose credit lines etc.) as well as advisory services (Microfinance, SME Banking, Sustainable Energy Finance, Agrifinance, Housing Finance, Risk Management, etc.), the total portfolio of that institution is taken into consideration to arrive at the classification.

Source of Reach Data

Data is obtained directly from the clients by requesting to fill out the standardized template on an annual basis.

Timeline

By collecting Reach Data on an annual basis IFC has an opportunity to track its impact on the market through analysis of trends and development of its clients across different regions. 2014 is IFC’s 10th year of Reach Data collection.

Factsheets 2016

 IFC 2017 Factsheets Global
IFC Financing to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises - FY2016

Lack of access to financial services is one of the key barriers to the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), which account for about 90 percent of the businesses and more than 50 percent of employment worldwide. 1 IFC through its network of financial institutions (FI) — including microfinance institutions, commercial banks, leasing companies — in more than 100 developing countries, is able to reach many more MSMEs than it could directly.

IFC offers a wide range of financial products and services to its client FIs, including loans, equity, risk sharing facilities, trade finance, working capital loans, and advisory services. It also helps to mobilize funding from other FIs and investors. In fiscal year 2016, IFC provided $2.8 billion of long-term finance to client FIs for MSME support. As of June 2016, IFC’s committed long-term MSME-focused portfolio was $12.5 billion (see Chart 1). In addition, IFC had 85 active MSME-related advisory projects valued at $101 million.

FACTSHEETS 2015

IFC Financing to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises - FY2015

IFC offers a wide range of financial products and services to its client FIs that work with local MSMEs, including loans, equity, risk sharing facilities, trade finance, working capital loans and advisory services. It also helps to mobilize funding from other FIs and investors. In 2015, IFC provided $2.9 billion of long term finance to client FIs for MSME support. As of the end of 2015 IFC’s committed long-term finance MSME portfolio was $10.9 billion with 685 investment and 162 advisory projects.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Globally (FY2015)
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Globally (FY2015)

IFC offers a wide range of financial products and services to its client FIs that work with local MSMEs, including loans, equity, risk sharing facilities, trade finance, working capital loans and advisory services. It also helps to mobilize funding from other FIs and investors. In 2015, IFC provided $2.9 billion of long term finance to client FIs for MSME support. As of the end of 2015 IFC’s committed long-term finance MSME portfolio was $10.9 billion with 685 investment and 162 advisory projects.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in the Poorest Countries
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in the Poorest Countries

IFC, through its network of over 200 financial institutions (FI) across 51 IDA countries, including microfinance institutions, commercial banks, leasing companies, and private equity funds, reaches many more MSMEs than it could ever do directly.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Europe and Central Asia (ECA)
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Europe and Central Asia

IFC, through its network of over 110 financial institutions (FI) across 24 countries in Europe and Central Asia (ECA), including microfinance institutions, commercial banks, leasing companies, and private equity funds, reaches many more MSMEs than it could ever do directly.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in East Asia and the Pacific
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in East Asia and the Pacific

IFC, through its network of over 60 financial institutions (FI) across 12 countries in East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), including microfinance institutions, commercial banks, leasing companies, and private equity funds, reaches many more MSMEs than it could ever do directly.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean

IFC, through its network of over 120 financial institutions (FI) across 21 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), including microfinance institutions, commercial banks, leasing companies, and private equity funds, reaches many more MSMEs than it could ever do directly.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Middle East and North Africa
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Middle East and North Africa

IFC, through its network of over 60 financial institutions (FI) across 13 countries in Middle East and North Africa (MENA), including microfinance institutions, commercial banks, leasing companies, and private equity funds, reaches many more MSMEs than it could ever do directly.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in South Asia
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in South Asia

IFC, through its network of over 50 financial institutions (FI) across 6 countries in South Asia (SA), including microfinance institutions, commercial banks, leasing companies, and private equity funds, reaches many more MSMEs than it could ever do directly.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa

IFC, through its network of over 110 financial institutions (FI) across 30 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), including microfinance institutions, commercial banks, leasing companies, and private equity funds, reaches many more MSMEs than it could ever do directly.

FACTSHEETS 2014

IFC Financing to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises - FY2014

By the end of calendar year (CY) 2013, IFC’s MSME clients had 29.1 million micro loans outstanding globally, totaling $28.0 billion. Similarly, IFC’s MSME clients had over 5.4 million small and medium loans outstanding by the end of CY2013, totaling $273.6 billion globally.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Globally (FY2014)
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Globally (FY2014)

IFC offers a wide range of financial products, including loans, equity and risk management solutions, to help FIs scale up and enter the MSME market. As of June 2014, IFC committed a total of $14.5 billion to MSME finance globally, $10.3 billion for long-term finance, $2.4 billion for funds supporting MSMEs and $1.8 billion for trade finance. In fiscal year (FY) 2014 alone, IFC MSME commitments globally were $5.8 billion (decrease 3.2 percent from $6.0 billion in FY2013), $2.1 billion of which was attributed to long-term financing.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in the Poorest Countries
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in the Poorest Countries

IFC is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME1) financing gap, collaborating with 146 financial institutions (FIs) across 41 International Development Association (IDA) countries.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Europe and Central Asia (ECA)
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Europe and Central Asia (ECA)

IFC is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) financing gap, collaborating with 97 financial institutions across 20 countries in Europe and Central Asia.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in East Asia and the Pacific
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in East Asia and the Pacific

IFC is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) financing gap, collaborating with 43 financial institutions (FIs) across 12 countries in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean

IFC is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small,and medium enterprise (MSME) financing gap, collaborating with 65 financial institutions (FIs) across 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Middle East and North Africa
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Middle East and North Africa

IFC is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small,and medium enterprise (MSME) financing gap, collaborating with 38 financial institutions (FIs) across 14 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in South Asia
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in South Asia

IFC is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) financing gap, collaborating with 36 financial institutions (FIs) across 5 countries in South Asia (SA) region.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa

IFC is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) financing gap, collaborating with 64 financial institutions (FIs) across 21 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region.

IFC élargit l’accès des micros, petites et moyennes entreprisesaux financements en Afrique subsaharienne
IFC élargit l’accès des micros, petites et moyennes entreprisesaux financements en Afrique subsaharienne

IFC travaille à l’élaboration de solutions pour résorber le déficit de financement des microentreprises et petites et moyennes entreprises (MPME) d’Afrique subsaharienne, en collaboration avec 64 institutions financières (IF) de 21 pays de la Région SSA.

FACTSHEETS 2013

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises - FY2013

IFC Outreach Data and Brochures communicate achievements and showcase successes in our MSME Access to Finance Strategy. They present aggregated results achieved by IFC supported financial intermediaries with their MSME clients.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Globally (FY2013)
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Globally (FY2013)

IFC offers a wide range of financial products, including loans, equity and risk management solutions, to help FIs scale up and enter the MSME market. As of June 2013, IFC committed a total of $14.5 billion to MSME finance globally $12.8 billion for long-term finance (including $2.3 billion for funds supporting MSMEs), and $1.7 billion for trade finance. In fiscal year (FY) 2013 alone, IFC MSME commitments globally were $6 billion(up 11.5 percent from $5.4 billion in FY2012), $2.6 billion of which was attributed to long-term financing.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in the Poorest Countries
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in the Poorest Countries

IFC is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME1) financing gap, collaborating with 129 financial institutions (FIs) across 39 International Development Association (IDA) countries.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Europe and Central Asia
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Europe and Central Asia

IFC is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME ) financing gap, collaborating with 103 financial institutions (FIs) across 22 countries in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in East Asia and the Pacific
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in East Asia and the Pacific

IFC is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME ) financing gap, collaborating with 34 financial institutions (FIs) across nine countries in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean

IFC is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME ) financing gap, collaborating with 62 financial institutions (FIs) across 19 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Middle East and North Africa
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Middle East and North Africa

IFC is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME ) financing gap, collaborating with 32 financial institutions (FIs) across 12 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in South Asia
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in South Asia

IFC is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME ) financing gap, collaborating with 29 financial institutions (FIs) across 4 countries in South Asia (SA) region.

IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa
IFC Financing to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa

IFC is working to develop solutions to close the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME1 ) financing gap, collaborating with 54 financial institutions (FIs) across 20 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region.

IFC is collaborating with 314 financial institutions across 90 countries. By partnering with many types of financial intermediaries, including microfinance institutions, commercial banks, leasing companies, and private equity funds, IFC reaches many more small and medium enterprises that it could directly. Learn more about our clients.