SIFEM - Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets


SIFEM invests in developing and emerging countries, i.e countries whose GNI per capita is below a set threshold (USD 6,975 per capita as of 2018) as defined by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The partner countries of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) are given a priority status. At least 60% of SIFEM's investment volume in any year must be allocated to these priority countries. In cases of regional or global funds, the geographical criteria is fulfilled if at least 50% of the fund or financial institution investment is made in the priority countries.