U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. DFC partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today. We invest across sectors including energy, healthcare, critical infrastructure, and technology. DFC also provides financing for small businesses and women entrepreneurs in order to create jobs in emerging markets. DFC investments adhere to high standards and respect the environment, human rights, and worker rights.
DFC launched in December 2019 with a mission to confront the most urgent issues facing developing countries across the globe. Today, emerging markets need significant investment to generate electricity for growing populations, expand access to modern technology, confront climate change, provide quality healthcare, and increase manufacturing capacity, including the capacity to manufacture lifesaving vaccines. DFC’s tools are helping businesses pursue promising opportunities that improve lives across the developing world, helping address critical development challenges as well as advance U.S. foreign policy and national security. The agency’s porfolio spans over 100 developing countries across Africa, Latin America, the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and DFC prioritizes investment in low- and lower middle-income countries to deliver inclusive growth among underserved populations.
DFC investments are also helping advance development finance institution collaboration on infrastructure development to bolster private sector investment in shared priority sectors including climate, health, gender equity, and digital connectivity.