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<br /> HOW TO USE<br /> THE PUBLICATION<br /> Share this publication with<br /> friends and co-workers on<br /> Facebook, Twitter, and more.<br /> Click to view the<br /> Table of Contents<br /> Print a copy of<br /> the publication.<br /> Download a PDF<br /> of the publication.<br /> View the publication<br /> at fullscreen.<br /> Need help using the<br /> publication? 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Africa page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=4"> TELLINGOURSTORY 2012 Vol. 6 / Issue 4 TRANSFORMI</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=5"> INTRODUCTION AFRICA Message from the Executi</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=6"> AFRICA: GROWTH OF IFC INVESTMENT Investment </a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=7"> INTRODUCTION AFRICA Message from the Vice Pr</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=8"> IFC'S LOCAL PRESENCE LOCAL OFFICES Abidj</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=9"> INTRODUCTION IFC'S STRATEGY In </a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=10"> </a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=11"> PARTNERSHIPS Collaborating for Impact in Africa </a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=12"> CONTENTS Telling Our Story—Africa May 2012 </a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=13"> SOUTH In the five years before its independenc</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=14"> IMPROVING THE INVESTMENT CLIMATE L ike other par</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=15"> RWANDA RESULTS Rwanda’s ref</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=16"> HOVER OVER THE IMAGE TO VIEW THE VIDEO </a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=17"> WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA OHADA Regi</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=18"> NIGER BURKINA FASO MALI SENEGAL GUIN</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=19"> LIBERIA Alfred Duwor has taken out thr</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=20"> oans from rst commercial ned in 2009, l grocery s</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=21"> CÔTE D’IVOIRE MICROFINANCE Rapid R</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=22"> PHOTOS Soon after peace returned to Côte d’Ivoire</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=23"> NIGERIA SME Bukky Georg</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=24"> HOVER OVER THE IMAGE TO VIEW THE VIDEO RIGHT “H</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=25"> GHANA </a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=26"> HOVER OVER THE IMAGE TO VIEW THE VIDEO </a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=27"> GHANA Ghana’s Jubilee offshore oil field </a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=28"> TRANSFORMING KEY MARKETS AND INDUSTRIES O ur s</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=29"> PAN-AFRICAN INFRASTRUCTURE An IFC </a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=30"> PHOTOS A new PPP toll road (above) in Dakar cuts </a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=31"> PAN-AFRICAN AGRIBUSINESS A Driver </a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=32"> PHOTOS Building the productivity of Ethiopia’s co</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=33"> BURUNDI CONFLICT The Hilton</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=34"> PHOTOS Signaling the recent improvements in Burun</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=35"> PAN-AFRICAN REGIONAL INTEGRATION C</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=36"> PHOTOS By supporting multicountry bank holding co</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=37"> PAN-AFRICAN CLIMATE CHANGE A Cross</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=38"> PHOTOS As the market for utility-scale renewable </a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=39"> PAN-AFRICAN RIGHT Ex</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=40"> PHOTOS Nurse Mabothile Poka calls the new Queen ‘</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=41"> PAN-AFRICAN CAPITAL MARKET DEVELOP</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=42"> INFRASTRUCTURE LOCAL BOND MI</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=43"> PAN-AFRICAN SOUTH-SOUTH INVESTMENT</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=44"> CONTACT US IFC has offices in more than 80</a> <a title="Telling Our Story - Africa page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/d5b89f6f?page=45"> OUR VISION That people should have the opportunit</a>