IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. IFC has retained Intellecap’s Consulting Practice Area on multiple engagements. These include performing several involving market analyses that informed program design for IFC programs.
One of these analyses involved evaluation of 7 Asian markets with respect to their potential for private sector-led off grid lighting activity. Another involved the estimation of the market gap for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) finance in India and identifying policy recommendations for increased private sector participation in this important market. A third involves identification of investment opportunities in agri-business, rural business and rural finance in India.
In addition, Intellecap’s Investment Banking Practice Area has facilitated investments from IFC into multiple microfinance institutions including Bandhan, the largest Indian MFI.
In 2008, IFC supported IntelleCash to extend its incubation services to start up microfinance entrepreneurs in Low Income States in India. In 2011, IFC helped IntelleCash develop operational tools that can be used by MFIs to design demand-responsive microfinance services. More recently, IFC has extended funding support to Sankalp Forum and the Intellecap Impact Investor Network (I3N).