Promoting entrepreneurial initiative to fight poverty

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) is the development finance institution of the Swiss Confederation and a cornerstone of Swiss development cooperation. SIFEM‘s mission is to promote long-term, sustainable and broad-based growth in developing and emerging countries.

Successful entrepreneurial activity creates quality employment opportunities and promotes knowledge transfer. This enables developing and emerging countries to overcome poverty on a sustainable basis by drawing on their own resources and merits.

SIFEM supports enterprises in its partner countries by making capital and loans available and providing knowledge to professionalize business management. In addition, as a responsible investor, SIFEM encourages fair working conditions, environmentally friendly production standards and integrity in business practices.

SIFEM is advised by Obviam, a privately owned advisory group.
31.12.2014 - SIFEM extends a USD 10m subordinated loan to AccessBank Azerbaijan to support the sustained growth of micro, small and medium enterprises in Azerbaijan.

31.12.2014 - SIFEM supports the development of credit markets in Sub-Saharan Africa by committing USD 12m to the Investec Africa Credit Opportunities Fund (ACOF).

08.12.2014 - SIFEM together with 24 other International Finance Institutions release a new website to present the results of their harmonization work on development indicators for private sector operations. 

Fakten zu den im Blick thematisierten Projekten der SIFEM

Der Blick hat jüngst einige Projekte der SIFEM thematisiert. Leider wurden dabei die von der SIFEM zur Verfügung gestellten Fakten teils verzerrt wiedergegeben. Eine Übersicht über diese Fakten finden Sie hier:
Fakten zu Blick-Artikeln
Les faits concernant les projets de SIFEM thématisés dans le BLICK

Le Blick a récemment rendu compte de quelques projets de SIFEM. Malheureusement, les informations mises à disposition par SIFEM ont été reprises de manière partiale. Vous trouverez ici un résumé des faits:


Les faits concernant les articles du Blick
2013 Development Effects Report 2013 Development
Effects Report
Westline Education Group Case Study Westline Education Group
Case Study