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First SIFEM investment which qualifies for “2X Challenge: Financing for Women"

Bank of Georgia has become SIFEM’s first investment which is eligible to be recognised as a “2X Challenge” investment for women’s economic...

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USD 4.5 billion for the 2X Challenge – initial target exceeded

Just two years after the launch of the 2X Challenge at the G7 Charlevoix Summit in Canada, the 2X Challenge for women’s economic empowerment has...

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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...

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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,...

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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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Call for a gender-sensitive response to the COVID-19-pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting global health, economic and financial systems at remarkable speed. Emerging markets are expected to be especially...

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Development Finance Institutions join forces to respond to Covid-19-crisis

The current Covid-19-crisis is having an unprecedented impact on financial liquidity in emerging and developing markets. SIFEM and 15 other...

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New flagship report "Investing in Sustainable Development"

The current report "SIFEM - Investing in Sustainable Development" gives an overview of the institution’s investment activity, the development effects...

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Access to credit for SMEs in Cambodia

SIFEM provides a loan of USD 15 million to Hattha Kaksekar Limited (HKL), a Microfinance Institution in Cambodia. This will help HKL to give access to...

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Supporting MSMEs in Kazakhstan

SIFEM is providing a loan of USD 10 million to KazMicroFinance. This will help the microfinance institution to support MSME clients that have largely...

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