According to the IFC website, the project consists of senior financing to IDLC Finance Limited. The investment will be utilized by IDLC for supporting affordable housing finance for purchase/construction & extension of house to individuals under low and medium income group in Bangladesh.
The objectives of the proposed project are:
1. Creating a new asset class and improving access to finance: A commercially viable affordable housing finance product can open up a new frontier segment for financial institutions contributing to the financial sector development and improving access to finance especially in the lower income segments.
2. Job creation: By supporting the expansion of housing finance this project will also contribute to job creation in Bangladesh.
There is often limited information publicly available about what development banks are funding through financial intermediaries. In 2021, the Early Warning System partnered with Oxfam International to incorporate information on high-risk projects being funded by financial intermediaries receiving funding from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Dutch Development Bank (FMO).
The information listed below describes the relationship between the different private actors linked to high-risk sectors and subprojects of IFC and FMO's financial intermediary investments and/or the financial intermediary's parent companies made from 2017 through 2020, including any associated ring fences.
The database, however, does not explicitly or implicitly imply that IFC or FMO have material exposure to or are contractually or legally accountable to the sub-projects financed by their financial intermediaries or the financial intermediary's parent companies. It only shows a seemingly financial relationship among the different private actors, the financial intermediaries, and IFC or FMO.
IDLC Finance Limited engages in investment banking, discretionary portfolio management, and margin lending activities in Bangladesh. It offers small and medium enterprise (SME) finance products, such as SME loans/leases, seasonal and women entrepreneur loans, SME Shachal loans and revolving short term loans etc.
|Private Actor 1
|Private Actor 1 Role
|Private Actor 1 Sector
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|Private Actor 2 Role
|Private Actor 2 Sector
|IDLC Finance Limited
For inquiries about the project
IDLC Finance Limited
Mr. Mohammad Jobayer Alam
Head-Treasury & Strategic Planning
57 Gulshan Avenue, Gulshan-1
For inquiries and comments about IFC
General IFC Inquiries
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20433
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