• Development Impact Report 2016

  • Agruni, a waste collection company in Kigali, Rwanda

Our mission

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 473 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 899.2m has been invested in 124 investments to date.

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Press release SIFEM AG: Successful completion of 2014-2017 strategy period

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM), the development finance institution of the federal government, looks back upon a successful...

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SIFEM supports Indian businesses in high impact sectors

SIFEM’s investment of USD 8m in Lok III will support small and medium-sized businesses in high impact sectors like financial inclusion, healthcare and...

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SIFEM supports companies in Costa Rica

SIFEM’s loan of USD 12m supports Banco Improsa’s long-term financing to Costa Rican MSMEs, including those that may have been underserved by financial...

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