Innovative Investment Tools to Achieve a Greater Impact
While all of the projects DFC supports seek to have a positive impact, many utilize tools or deal structures that were specially designed to generate a positive social or environmental impact.
The combination of development finance and philanthropic funds to reduce risk and increase capital mobilized to emerging markets.
Development Impact Bond
A results-based contract in which investors provide financing upfront and returns are based on outcomes achieved.
Portfolio for Impact
A DFC program to support impact investing projects that offer significant potential for positive impact but may face challenges obtaining financing because they are small or early-stage. Learn more about Portfolio for Impact.
Venture Capital Initiative
A DFC program to invest in venture funds supporting developing economies.