About Us

Our Mission

We help people improve their lives by catalyzing private sector growth and employment in economically developing countries.

Our History

We were founded in 1964 by a group of American business leaders, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists—chiefly David Rockefeller—who believed that businesses are the engines that drive economic growth and innovation and that supporting them can lift countries out of poverty. Explore more of our history.

Our Vision

A world with economic opportunity for all, where people and communities thrive.

Our Values

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