Our Work


Africa and the Middle East

Africa and the Middle East are regions with significant need for investment to improve living standards, foster connectivity with the rest of the world, address major challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic, and pave the way to a more prosperous and stable future.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean are not only close neighbors, but also critical partners in promoting regional stability and security.


The Indo-Pacific—a vast region that stretches from India to Southeast Asia and the South Pacific—is home to more than half the world’s population and several of the fastest-growing economies globally, yet is in great need of private sector investment to continue and accelerate its upward growth trajectory.

Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Private sector investment has helped lay the groundwork for a more prosperous, stable future in Eastern Europe and Eurasia since the fall of the Soviet Union in the 1990s.


COVID-19 Response

DFC’s investments across the developing world are helping advance the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


DFC is committed to investing in projects that combat the climate crisis.

Financing for Small Businesses and Women Entrepreneurs

Limited access to financial services disproportionately impacts women and rural populations, restricting economic growth in emerging markets.

Information and communications technology

Investments in information and communications technology enhance economic activity and quality of life in the developing world by expanding access to healthcare, education, and food and making business more efficient and secure.


People in developing countries face many barriers to accessing hospitals, doctors, and basic medical services.


Investments in critical infrastructure can promote trade and regional connectivity, create jobs, and foster economic growth in developing countries.


Investments in agriculture are critical to supporting the world’s farmers and bolstering food security.


Education is one of the most effective tools for increasing opportunity, strengthening communities, and helping families move out of poverty.


2X Women’s Initiative

The world’s largest emerging market isn’t a country or region; it’s the world’s women.

Portfolio for Impact and Innovation

DFC’s PI2 initiative aims to bridge the financing gap for early-stage social enterprises with innovative solutions to challenges facing the developing world.

Blue Dot Network

A world increasingly connected through technology, travel, and trade needs modern infrastructure to create economic opportunity.

Health and Prosperity

Resilient health systems are fundamental to global prosperity, stability, and security.