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    iCare Benefits Cambodia: Getting a first experience of financial inclusion. Watch the video case study!

  • Impact Report 2017

    Development Impact Report 2017

  • Amret

    Case study about Amret, a microfinance institution in Cambodia

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 478 companies (funds, financial institutions and their investments) 

Promotion and creation of around 650,000 jobs in collaboration with partners (since 2005)

A total of approx. USD 958.1m has been invested in 132 investments to date.

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Strengthening the financial inclusion of SMEs in Mongolia

SIFEM is providing a USD 10m loan to XacBank, entirely ring-fenced to micro and SME borrowers. It will foster financial inclusion by increasing access...


European development finance institutions bolster measurement of impact on SDGs

On 15 May, the 15 members of the Association of European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) gathered for their Annual Meeting and launched a new...


Supporting SMEs in Kenya

SIFEM’s loan of USD 10 million to Victoria Commercial Bank will support access to credit for SMEs and contribute towards the creation and maintenance...


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