• iCare Benefits Cambodia - video case study

    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

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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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SIFEM as one of the first adopters of the Operating Principles for Impact Management

SIFEM adopted the Operating Principles for Impact Management which were developed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and signed by 60...


Supporting smallholder farmers in India

SIFEM invested USD 7 million in Omnivore Partners India Fund II. The Fund invests in Indian start-ups developing breakthrough technologies for food...


Financing of productive vehicles in Peru

SIFEM invested USD 10 million in Acceso Crediticio, a financial institution in Peru specialized in providing financing for taxis to lower income...


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