• Impact Report 2017

    Development Impact Report 2017

  • iCare Benefits Cambodia - case study

    iCare Benefits Cambodia: Getting a first experience of financial inclusion (case study)

  • Agruni

    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 650,000 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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Fostering the financial inclusion of unbanked people

SIFEM’s investment of USD 5 million in Social Investment Fund 6.0 fosters the financial inclusion of unbanked people in Latin America and Subsahara...


SIFEM is signatory of the Gender Finance Collaborative Joint Commitment Statement

SIFEM has signed the Gender Finance Collaborative Joint Commitment Statement. The Collaborative, which currently consists of 13 Development Finance...


Development Impact Report 2017 published

SIFEM’s new report provides a snapshot of how its investments contribute to sustainable development impact. A special focus in this year’s report...


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