SIFEM - Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets

SIFEM publishes its 2015 Development Effects Report

The report clearly demonstrates that investments in small, medium and fast-growing enterprises generate sustainable development effects.

SIFEM has together with co-financiers supported 466,000 jobs between 2005 and 2015. This includes the jobs sustained in successfully exited investments, as well as all existing jobs in the active portfolio of SIFEM. The number of jobs in SIFEM’s existing fund investees has grown by over 6% since 2014.  All of SIFEM’s investments have generated institution building benefits at the partner institution level (funds and financial institutions). In addition, all of SIFEM’s investments involve a high degree of company development materialising as a result of the interaction between SIFEM’s partners and their investee companies.

The report contains the results of the development effects assessment of SIFEM's existing portfolio, as well as the expected development effects from its recent 2015 investments. A case study of the GEF Africa Sustainable Forestry Fund, a fund investing in sustainable forestry projects in southern Africa, is also included.

Development Effects Report 2015