Extracted 17AUG2011 from http://www.ifc.org/ifcext/annualreport.nsf/content/AR2010_Impact_CASA
IFC Annual Report 2010
Conflict magnifies the challenges of poverty in many African countries, with devastating results. IFC works to provide immediate assistance and long-term support to these countries by helping them rebuild their private sectors, increase stability, reduce poverty, and put their populations back to work. We do it through the Conflict-Affected States in Africa initiative, a $25 million program launched in 2008 to design and implement integrated strategies to support economic recovery in these countries.