DFC is empowering women worldwide to strengthen communities and economies.

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 billions of investment in projects that are owned by women, led by women, or provide a product or service that empowers women. In Fiscal Year 2022, 49 percent of DFC’s commitments advanced 2X, demonstrating the agency’s commitment to bolstering women’s economic empowerment across its portfolio. 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 DFI collaboration on infrastructure development to bolster private sector investment in shared priority sectors including climate, health, gender equality, and digital connectivity.