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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Sheetal Asrani-Dann, Philipp Dann

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 14 August 2020

Sustainable development — International financial law — International investment law — International trade

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The International Finance Corporation (‘IFC’) is an international organization, established on 20 July 1956 by an international agreement and headquartered in Washington, DC. It is an affiliate of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), a member of the World Bank Group, and a United Nations Specialized Agency (United Nations, Specialized Agencies). It was established to complement the IBRD and its task to promote economic development by creating an entity that would encourage the growth of private enterprises in member countries,...
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