Africa and the Middle East are regions with significant need for investment to improve living standards, foster connectivity with the rest of the world, and pave the way to a more prosperous and stable future.

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

Africa and the Middle East are currently home to many DFC investments in key sectors such as healthcare, critical infrastructure and energy, and agriculture. These projects help create meaningful economic opportunities, improve quality of life, support U.S. foreign policy and national security interests, and advance the U.S. Government’s Prosper Africa and Power Africa Initiatives. Additionally, as part of DFC’s broader 2X Women’s Initiative, DFC has committed to catalyzing $1 billion of investment in Africa’s women through 2X Africa.

DFC’s Joint Investment for Peace Initiative, created by the Middle East Partnership for Peace Act, strives to encourage cooperation between Palestinians and Israelis by promoting economic growth among Palestinian-owned businesses – particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises in high value-added or emerging industries like technology and agriculture. To learn more contact investmentforpeace@dfc.gov.