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Title: IFC Gender Program GEM Creating Opportunities for Women in Business 1st International Women Entrepre


1
IFC Gender Program (GEM)Creating Opportunities
for Women in Business1st International Women
Entrepreneurship and Leadership Conference
SummitJune 4-5, 2009, Istanbul
2
About IFC
  • Private Sector Investment arm of the World Bank
    Group
  • 178 Member countries
  • Largest investor in the private sector in
    developing countries
  • FY 08 16 Bn in committed loans
  • 2 main lines of Business Investments and
    Advisory Services

3
Why IFC cares about Gender issues
  • New business opportunities
  • Global leadership in sustainability
  • Leverage development impact eg Equator
    Principles Banks
  • Deliver on IFC Strategy

4
Supporting Women is Good for Business and Fuels
Development
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IFC Empirical Data
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GEM Program Objectives
  • GEM is a global program whose activities are
    meant to
  • Promote Womens increased participation in the
    Private Sector specifically by increasing their
    access to finance and business management skills
    IFCs contribution to the WBG GAP
  • Mainstream Gender in IFCs operations (ex DOTS)

6
How GEM operates
7
IFC GEM - Mainstreaming Gender into BEE work
Joint Venture between GEM and BEE Business Line
Results for Women
Results for Client Countries
Results for IFC
  • Improved Investment Climate
  • Better opportunities for women entrepreneurs
  • Higher GDP Growth unleashing womens economic
    potential
  • Higher Social and Developmental Impact health,
    education

  • More robust private sector and client base
  • Reduced legal and regulatory risks
  • Increased IFC investment opportunities
  • Higher Development Impact

8
IFC GEM Access to Finance for Women SMEs
Results for Client Bank
Results for Women SMEs
Results for IFC
  • Improved FI portfolio Stronger client banks
  • Higher Development Impact
  • Higher performance
  • Reduced NPLs
  • Improved Brand Equity / Image differentiation
    from competition
  • Diversified Portfolio Access to women SME sector
  • Improved Network Access to international banks
    network
  • Higher performance Better financed and trained
    businesses
  • Higher Economic Development Job creation
  • Higher Social Development Increased household
    well-being

9
IFC supports the Global Banking Alliance for Women
10
www.gbaforwomen.org
11
Westpac largest bank in Australia
  • 10 Million customers
  • 1,200 branches
  • 1 on Dow Jones Sustainability Index
  • Womens Market Program over 10 years old
  • Womens Market Manager in all regions of
    Australia

12
THANK YOU
  • For more information on IFC GEM,
  • Zouera Youssoufou
  • Program Manager, GEM
  • 1 202 458 -7594
  • www.ifc.org/gender
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