Tracy Washington leads IFC’s private equity investments in Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Funds and manages IFC’s pioneering SME Ventures Program focused on fragile states such as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nepal. With twenty years of experience in development finance, as well as a specific expertise in SME funds, Mrs. Washington leads SME-Ventures’ work in bringing innovative private equity models to some of the world’s most challenging markets. Before her appointment to this role, Mrs. Washington led the IFC Mozambique SME Initiative, combining risk capital finance with technical assistance to accelerate the growth of local SMEs. Prior to her work with SME funds, Mrs. Washington led corporate finance investments with global clients in the manufacturing, health and education, and financial sectors in emerging markets, including those in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and South Asia. Mrs. Washington holds a MBA degree from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and a BS degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.