Supporting Investment in Eastern Europe and Eurasia
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.
Laying the Groundwork for Prosperity
Private sector investment has helped lay the groundwork for a more prosperous, stable future in Eastern Europe and Eurasia since the fall of the Soviet Union in the 1990s. The region needs additional private sector investment to build infrastructure, modernize industry, and lay a strong foundation for continued growth.
DFC is committed to supporting investments across Eastern Europe and Eurasia. DFC’s investments in the region serve as a stabilizing force and support U.S. foreign policy and national security, as well as improve lives, create meaningful economic opportunities, and address critical development challenges, particularly energy security. DFC is also working to advance inclusive growth and employment as well as foster recovery in conflict-affected countries.
DFC INVESTS IN DEVELOPMENT
Direct loans and guaranties of up to $1 billion for tenors as long as 25 years, with specific programs targeting small and medium U.S. businesses
DFC direct equity investments can provide critical support to companies committed to creating developmental impact
Support for the analysis of a potential DFC project
Support for emerging market private equity funds to help address the shortfall of investment capital
Political Risk Insurance
Coverage of up to $1 billion against losses due to currency inconvertibility, government interference, and political violence including terrorism. DFC also offers reinsurance to increase underwriting capacity
Support to increase the developmental impact or commercial sustainability of existing DFC projects or develop potential DFC projects
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DFC at Work in Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Expanding a critical port in Georgia
Financing supported the expansion and modernization of the Port of Poti on the Black Sea so that it can berth larger ships, increase the flow of goods through the region, and help position Georgia as a regional trade hub.
Supporting the agricultural supply chain in Tajikistan
Political risk insurance is helping a small business strengthen the agriculture supply chain to increase domestic production of snack foods and reduce the need for imports.
Modernizing a major university in Central Asia
Financing supported the expansion of the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan with a state-of-the-art campus and additional programs that enabled the school to increase its enrollment capacity by 33 percent and serve as a leading research institute.
Improving food security and export capacity in Moldova
Financing supported the construction of a grain loading terminal and an oilseed crushing facility that significantly improved Moldova’s storage logistics and processing infrastructure while also creating jobs.
Modernizing the food industry in Georgia
Financing is supporting a business that is modernizing the country’s dairy industry and establishing a network of milk collection centers, generating income for thousands of small rural farmers.