Africa holds vast potential and requires significant investment to build critical infrastructure, expand access to electricity and technology, and address major challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic.

DFC is committed to supporting investments that address critical development challenges throughout Africa, from Ethiopia to Senegal, Nigeria, Kenya, and emerging economies across the region.

The agency has invested more than $9 billion across Africa in key sectors such as infrastructure, women’s economic empowerment, healthcare, and agriculture, as well as climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience. These investments support U.S. development and foreign policy goals by serving as a stabilizing force across the continent, and they advance the U.S. Government’s Prosper Africa and Power Africa initiatives.