DFC prioritizes investments in women and other underrepresented groups to advance economic security and the well-being of all people. This focus spans all the sectors in which we invest.

Underserved or marginalized groups—including women, low-income and rural individuals, refugees, and indigenous peoples—are less likely to have access to high-quality employment opportunities, credit, affordable housing, and many other essential services.

DFC supports projects that create job opportunities, enhance access to capital, and foster economic resilience. We make these investments because it’s good business and to ensure all people can realize their full potential in the world.

Since 2018, DFC has invested nearly $10 billion through our flagship 2X Women’s Initiative, supporting women as entrepreneurs, leaders, and vital members of the workforce and society to unlock the multitrillion-dollar opportunity they represent.