SIFEM - Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets

Development Impact

In making its investments SIFEM seeks to achieve not only an acceptable return but also generate sustainable, long-term development impacts. The development impacts of SIFEM investments are measured according to uniform standards and the results are published in the annual reports and the development effects reports. 

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      The SIFEM portfolio together with its co-financiers has supported over 575,000 jobs since its inception in 2005.

80% of the portfolio companies (post-2013 investments) have formal training in place for their employees. 

91% of SIFEM's investments involve a high degree of company development (interaction between Fund Manager and investee company).

All of SIFEM’s investments contributed to the diversification of credit and capital allocation by providing finance to business segments that had have been insufficiently serviced in the past. 

38% of the total workforce of the portfolio companies is female (post-2013 investments)

SIFEM's recent investees and their underlying portfolios paid USD 897m in taxes to their governments (2016).

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