IFC's Vision, Values, & Purpose

Our vision is that people should have the opportunity to escape poverty and improve their lives.  


Our values are excellence, commitment, integrity, teamwork, and diversity.


Our purpose is to create opportunity for people to escape poverty and improve their lives by:


  •  Mobilizing other sources of finance for private enterprise development
  • Promoting open and competitive markets in developing countries
  • Supporting companies and other private sector partners where there is a gap
  • Helping generate productive jobs and deliver essential services to the poor and the vulnerable

To achieve our purpose, IFC offers development-impact solutions through firm-level interventions (direct investmentsadvisory services, and the IFC Asset Management Company); by promoting global collective action; by strengthening governance and standard-setting; and through business-enabling-environment work. 



Our Shared Mission

IFC, as a member of the World Bank Group, shares its mission to reduce global poverty.