Conflict-Affected States in Africa initiative

Extracted 17AUG2011 from

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.