• Mother Mary School - case study

    Mother Mary School Complex - a School built on Passion

  • iCare Benefits Cambodia - video case study

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

  • 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 830,000 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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Innovative products and services for Africa

SIFEM is investing EUR 7 million in Cathay AfricInvest Innovation Fund I and will therefore support a response to Africa’s socio-economic challenges...


SIFEM joins the "2X Challenge: Financing for Women"

The 2X Challenge was launched by the Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) from the G7 countries as a commitment to mobilise a total of USD 3...


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...


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