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

DFC’s 2X Women’s Initiative is committed to addressing the unique challenges women face globally and unlocking the multi-trillion dollar opportunity they represent. Through 2X, DFC has catalyzed more than $7 billion of investment in projects that are owned by women, led by women, or provide a product or service that empowers women and the agency is working to catalyze an additional $12 billion by 2025. DFC also applies a gender lens to every project it considers to help ensure that women will benefit.

DFC’s 2X Women’s Initiative has also inspired peer development finance institutions around the globe to collaborate through the 2X Challenge, which has recently announced a new $15 billion target for gender-lens investment after surpassing its original goal by 100 percent.

DFC's investments are helping advance the Build Back Better World (B3W) Initiative, which aims to mobilize private sector capital for infrastructure projects in four key areas: climate change mitigation and adaptation, global health, gender equity and equality, and information and communications technology.