• 4i Capital - case study

    SIFEM’s investments in Ukraine – 4i Capital Partners case study

  • 2019 Business and Financial Report

    SIFEM Financial and Business Report 2019 published

  • Impact Report 2019 Edition

    Impact Report 2019 – "SIFEM – Investing in Sustainable Development"

  • 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 more than 500 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 1.059 billion has been invested in 140 investments to date.

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SIFEM is supporting microfinance in Latin America and the Caribbean by committing USD 10m to Locfund Next

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) has committed USD 10m to Locfund Next. Locfund Next is an open-ended fund with the aim to…


SIFEM’s investments in Ukraine – a story of resilience in the face of adversity

The collapse of the Soviet Union, civil unrest, a military conflict, an inflation rate which peaked at 50 percent, and a global pandemic: businesses…


Championing economic opportunities for women in Africa – first 2X Flagship Fund

SIFEM and various other Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), including CDC, DEG, FMO, Proparco, SwedFund, and FinDev, have signed a Memorandum of…


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