Technology and Telecommunications

Modern information and communication technologies make it easier for the poor to obtain access to services and resources. They expand opportunity and make markets and institutions more efficient. Overseas works to extend the availability of such technologies. We channel investments toward private companies that build modern communications infrastructure and information-technology businesses, and develop climate-friendly technologies.

Our  long-term commitments in telecommunications and information technology totaled $500 million for our own account in the fiscal year ended in June 2017. Our clients ranged from tech start-up firms to global mobile operators.

As one of the leading development financiers in the sector, we focus on facilitating better broadband connectivity, supporting infrastructure sharing models, and partnering with mobile operators as they expand their networks to new areas, especially in fragile and frontier markets.