• Development Impact Report 2016

  • Agruni, a waste collection company in Kigali, Rwanda

Our mission

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets is the development finance institution of the Swiss Confederation. SIFEM promotes long-term, sustainable and broad-based economic growth in developing and emerging countries by providing financial support to commercially viable small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) as well as fast-growing enterprises which in turn helps to create secure and permanent jobs and reduce poverty.

Active portfolio of 473 companies (funds, financial institutions and their investments) 

Promotion and creation of around 575,000 jobs in collaboration with partners (since 2005)

A total of approx. USD 899.2m has been invested in 124 investments to date.

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Providing growth capital to SMEs in Africa

SIFEM’s investment of USD 10m will help enable Ethos Mezzanine Partners III to develop successful, sustainable companies and drive local employment in...

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Fostering Africa's energy security

SIFEM’s investment of USD 10m in Frontier II supports Africa’s energy security and economic development by adding renewable energy capacity to the...

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Press release SIFEM AG: Successful completion of 2014-2017 strategy period

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM), the development finance institution of the federal government, looks back upon a successful...

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