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.
13.10.2014 - SIFEM and the IFC strengthen their collaboration for private sector development in emerging markets

10.10.2014 - SIFEM contributes to job creation and regional economic integration in East and West Africa by investing in AfricInvest Fund III

16.09.2014 - SIFEM supports private sector development in North Africa by committing an additional EUR 1.75m to Maghreb Private Equity Fund III