With the support of Development Partners, the Facility for Investment Climate Advisory Services (FIAS) supports projects and programs implemented by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) that aim to develop dynamic and resilient economies that promote economic inclusion through investment, innovation, job-creation, and higher productivity. Efforts to increase the competitiveness of developing country economies support their increased participation in international markets, produce better jobs, and contribute to the World Bank Group’s overarching Twin Goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity and the IFC 3.0 Creating Markets Upstream strategy aimed at stimulating greater private sector and IFC investment and projects .
Who We Are
The Facility for Investment Climate Advisory Services (FIAS) is a collaboration between 16 development partners—donor countries and philanthropic organizations—and the World Bank Group. FIAS funding supports advisory, lending, and investment projects managed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which oversees the client-facing projects implemented by IFC Advisory Services and FIAS-supported global knowledge projects implemented by IFC and World Bank teams.
What we do
FIAS-supported work, managed and implemented by IFC, is organized into three strategic pillars: improving the business environment in client countries; expanding market opportunities; and strengthening firm competitiveness. Supporting these pillars are four programmatic themes that serve as guiding priorities across the portfolio: gender and inclusion; transparency and political economy; green competitiveness; and high-growth businesses.