Exports boost prosperity
Foreign enterprises contribute to increasing the developing countries' exports and integrating them in the global economy.
Foreign enterprises often play an important role in the integration of developing countries into global market by creating contacts to new customers for the local companies in which they invest through their international network.
Often, foreign investments also have the benefit of increasing the local manufacturers' productivity and improving quality, adding to their competitiveness.
Enhanced competitiveness and access to the international marketplace strengthens and expands the economies of the developing countries.
Two thirds of the companies in which IFU invests in expect to export their products, which also contributes positively to the economic development of the investment countries.