Supporting Investment in Eastern Europe and Eurasia

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 

Debt Financing 

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 

Equity Investments 

DFC direct equity investments can provide  critical support to companies committed  to creating developmental impact 

Feasibility Studies 

Support for the analysis of a potential  DFC project 

Investment Funds 

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 

Technical Assistance 

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.