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Excellent post - and a great study too. Congratulations to the team and external contributors. Experts may have advised not to"try to count the total number of jobs IFC has created", but it seems to me that many development finance institutions are doing just this in their reporting (even reporting crude headline figures on jobs/$ invested). Since the DFIs jointly have investments in tens of thousands of firms, what we need is agreement on how to measure and disclose what types of investment in what size of firm in which sectors and locations generate most direct and indirect jobs, the strongest local supply chains and the best knowledge networks? Agreed, firm owners trade off between profitability and employment, but only to a limited extent. So it should be possible for DFIs to pool their knowledge and begin to choose between investment options that may generate similar financial returns but have very different employment multipliers.