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Jingdong Hua, IFC Vice President and Treasurer, told participants at the Milken Institute​Global Conference that the time is right for investors to consider opportunities in Africa, thanks to a decade of economic growth, dramatic reductions in armed conflict, and stronger policy frameworks: http://wrld.bg/MlzK1
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Ziway boasts a modern hospital—the only one in a 100-kilometer radius—a school, and a top-notch football stadium.

The builder of these facilities and linchpin of Ziway is IFC’s client Afriflora. Learn how more than 100,000 people receive indirect benefits from this company: http://wrld.bg/LZcJq
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Did you know that one billion people lack access to financial services? When businesses and people have more access to finance, everyone benefits.

What the private sector, governments, and multilaterals must do to achieve universal access to finance by 2020: http://wrld.bg/LZgX0
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Ten years ago, the village of Ziway in Ethiopia was little more than a fuel stop on the long road to Kenya. Today, it is a destination itself.

Ethiopia’s largest rose producer and exporter, Afriflora, employs 11,000 people in Ziway, 80 percent of whom are women. Learn how more than 100,000 people receive indirect benefits from the company, such as access to a school for 4,500 students and a better water supply: http://wrld.bg/LZcJq
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How can cell phones widen women’s financial access?

Join us today at 4:30 p.m. ET for a live discussion on how we can better reach the 1.1 billion women who do not have access to a bank account: http://wrld.bg/LR6Qj

Follow the conversation on Twitter using: ‪#‎GenderEconImpact‬
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2015 is a landmark year that will define the global development agenda for the next 15 years. 

What will it take to end poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? Join us for a debate on how the global community can fund the post-2015 development agenda on April 17 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT: http://bit.ly/1HN8Fdj
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“The number of casualties rises by the hour. Although my family and I are safe, many of my friends have lost relatives. Many people we know no longer have their houses.” 

A personal account from Nepal: http://wrld.bg/MfDaF 
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Without access to financial services, poor people cannot save, pull themselves out of poverty, be entrepreneurs, invest in their education, manage risk, or absorb financial shocks.

New data point to significant progress in financial inclusion, with 62 percent of the world’s population having a bank account, up from 51 percent in 2011: http://wrld.bg/LZfBa
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In response to strong investor demand, IFC increased the Indian rupee Masala bond from 10 billion rupee to 16 billion rupee, reaching 99 billion rupee in offshore issuances.

The issuance attracted first-time investors from Europe to the offshore rupee markets, and added further depth to the offshore rupee yield curve for triple-A issuers: http://wrld.bg/LZaMq
In Washington, D.C.: Alexandra Klöpfer Phone: +1 202 473-4645. E-mail: Aklopfer@ifc.org. In New Delhi: Minakshi Seth Phone: +91 11 4111 1000. E-mail: MSeth@ifc.org. Washington, D.C., April 22, 2014—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, issued Masala bonds worth 16 billion Indian rupees, ...
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LIVE: Join us for a discussion on combating tax evasion, promoting transparency, and increasing domestic resources for development financing → http://wrld.bg/LJUEb 

Ask questions on Twitter using #TaxEvasion 
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Did you know that 2.5 billion people—more than half of the world’s adults—don’t have access to formal financial services? Improving access to finance is the first building block to help people build better lives. There’s international momentum to achieve universal financial access by 2020. Join us for a live discussion on April 17 to learn how we can achieve this goal by 2020, and why it matters: http://wrld.bg/LlwQp On Twitter: #FinAccess2020
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The World Bank​ Group President Jim Yong Kim says that 2015 is the most important year for global development in recent times. 

Join Pabsy Pabalan for an inside look at the preparations underway for the upcoming Spring Meetings. New video → http://wrld.bg/LqXkZ 

On Twitter: #PabsyLive 
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Our purpose is to create opportunity for people to escape poverty and improve their lives.
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IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. We help developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, providing advisory services to businesses and governments, and mobilizing capital in the international financial markets.

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