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Innovations in Emerging Markets blog

Innovations in Emerging Markets is a blog sponsored by the International Finance Corporation. It compiles knowledge, news, and ideas about sustainable business innovations and trends by firms and entrepreneurs operating in emerging markets. The blog is informal and represents the opinions of the bloggers, not IFC, or World Bank Group.
Our objective

  • To share knowledge related to sustainable business innovations and practices by firms and entrepreneurs operating in emerging markets
  • To highlight topics, trends, debates, articles, and best practice by firms applying sustainable private investment principles
  • To provide a link between IFC’s resources on sustainable private sector investment and technical assistance in emerging markets and global communities of practice


Our hosts

The Innovations in Emerging Markets blog is maintained by the International Finance Corporation’s Corporate Relations unit to leverage the sharing of knowledge between IFC and communities of practice on enterprise innovations in emerging markets. IFC is the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. Its mission is to promote sustainable private sector investment in developing countries, helping to reduce poverty and improve people's lives. Learn more....

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The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the formal and official view of IFC, the World Bank Group, its Board of Directors, or the governments they represent.

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About the Authors

All of the Innovations in Emerging Markets blog authors are members of IFC and the World Bank Group. Their views are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the formal or official views and opinions of IFC, the World Bank Group, its Board of Directors or the governments they represent. For more information, please see our content policy above.

Jean-Marie Yamine is senior communications officer at IFC. She oversees several IFC communications programs, including the Corporation’s daily electronic internal business brief. She has nearly 15 years of experience working on development issues at the World Bank Group. In her previous positions, she provided strategic communications advice and support on economic development issues in the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa region, UN Affairs office, and Business Partnership Group. Before joining the World Bank and IFC, she worked in the Middle East for five years as a reporter and editor of a magazine on regional politics and economics.