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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 488 companies (funds, financial institutions and their investments) 

Promotion and creation of around 575,000 jobs in collaboration with partners (since 2005)

A total of approx. USD 793.1m has been invested in 115 investments to date.

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Development impact report 2016 is online now

By citing specific examples, the latest impact report provides an insight into how SIFEM investments in developing and emerging countries lead to...

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Harmonizing the environmental and social requirements

SIFEM, the development finance institution of Switzerland, is a member of the association of European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI). In...

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SIFEM supports first credit fund focusing on emerging markets globally

SIFEM is investing USD 10m in the Abraaj Global Credit Fund. With a target size of USD 500m, this is the first credit fund to focus only on emerging...

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