• 2019 Business and Financial Report

    SIFEM Financial and Business Report 2019 published

  • Impact Report 2019 Edition

    Impact Report 2019 – "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 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 invests USD 8 million in Myanmar – first SIFEM investment for microfinance in Myanmar

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) has provided a USD 8 million loan in local currency to the Pact Global Microfinance Fund…


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…


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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