More than 350,000 jobs
Employment is essential because it affords people an opportunity to break the poverty cycle and improve their living standard. In this respect, IFU's investments have been successful.
Some 165,000 direct jobs have been created in companies in which IFU has invested.
However, when a company is established, this also generates a number of indirect jobs among sub-suppliers, service enterprises and the like. Generally speaking, each direct job created is estimated to generate 1-2 indirect jobs.
Measured in those terms, IFU's investments have helped create more than 350,000 jobs in developing countries.