Inventory study on the International Finance Corporation’s investments in healthcare

new study by Wemos shows the need for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to increase its focus on health equity, ensuring that their private investments in healthcare promote equitable and universal access. As the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, the IFC is a major development actor. Between 2017 and 2021, their investments in health increased. They focus on improving quality and availability of health services and products, but almost never consider whether everyone can access them. Only one of the 88 IFC projects in health in this period mentions equitable access as an expected development impact.

Website: here
Study: here (PDF)

Photo: Albert González Farran, UNAMID
(via Wemos website)