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Impact Results

About the developmental outputs created by our investment activities.

Impact Results

Explore our latest and previous impact results, showcasing SIFEM’s footprint in developing countries across the globe

Impact in Numbers

The main indicators present our impacts on economic opportunities and decent jobs, social inclusion and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Our impact reports below provide additional insights. All data on this page is accurate as of 31st December 2022.


Supporting employment

Creating more jobs with decent working conditions SIFEM helps small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and other fast-growing companies to support and create formal, sustainable jobs.


jobs supported in 20221

Supporting gender equality

Creating economic opportunities for women SIFEM promotes gender equality and equal opportunities, including through jobs


Of employees are women

Supporting accessibility

Providing access to financial services & products. SIFEM facilitates access to finance for SMEs and fosters financial inclusion

8.1 million


Outstanding at the level of SIFEM Investees and Underlying Investees

153,665 SME loans

Supporting the climate

Accelerating the energy transition. SIFEM fosters access to clean energy and more efficient energy & resources management solutions

5,159 GWh

Clean energy produced

4.9 million tons

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions avoided by Underlying Investees


of new investments aligned with the objectives of the Paris Agreement

Supporting the Global Goals

Broadening the local tax base. SIFEM’s Investees and their Underlying Investees comply with tax regulations and pay taxes where they conduct business

Reducing the financing gap. SIFEM leverages further private investment for development

USD 1,389 million

In taxes paid by Investees and Underlying Investee

USD 4,5

For each dollar invested by SIFEM (fund investments), there were USD 4,5 coming from private investors

Impact Reports

Each year, we publish our Impact Report to share the tangible outcomes and progress of our investments. This report both underscores our dedication to creating lasting socio-economic benefits and also allows us to engage with our stakeholders on our journey towards achieving impactful development goals. Through this annual publication, we aim to illustrate the effectiveness of our strategies, showcase our achievements, and set the course for future initiatives.

The full archive of impact reports since 2013 can be found on our Reports page.

1 This includes both direct jobs supported at the level of SIFEM’s Investees and Underlying Investees, as well as indirect jobs supported through loans to MSMEs. Consult our data taxonomy for more details.


Case Studies

Dive into real impact stories from entrepreneurs who are part of SIFEM’s investment portfolio.


Discover real impact stories from the entrepreneurs and business owners who benefit from SIFEM’s investments.