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SIFEM – Switzerland’s DFI as impact investor


The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) is the Swiss development finance institution. It is owned and capitalized by the Swiss Government and is one of the instruments of the bilateral development cooperation. SIFEM is specialized in providing long-term financing to small and medium-sized enterprises and other fast-growing companies in developing and emerging countries, focusing on the priority countries of Switzerland’s development cooperation. This helps to create and secure decent jobs and reduce poverty while also contributing towards the integration of these countries into the global economic system.