• 2019 Business and Financial Report

    SIFEM Financial and Business Report 2019 published

  • Impact Report 2019 Edition

    Impact Report 2020 – "SIFEM – Investing in Sustainable Development"

  • Mother Mary School - case study

    Mother Mary School Complex - a School built on Passion

  • 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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Publication of SIFEM Business and Financial Report 2019

In 2019, SIFEM committed a total of USD 104.5 million across nine different projects and concluded the year with a positive operating result of CHF...


European governments urged to strengthen Development Finance Institutions (DFI)

In the face of the Covid-19 crisis, 20 high-ranking European personalities from academia, international organisations, governments and politics,...


SME in emerging and developing countries need our support now more than ever

In the context of the current Covid-19 crisis, Jörg Frieden, SIFEM Chairman, and Regine Aeppli, Member of the SIFEM Board, have expressed their...


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