Support for investment in Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Support for investment in Eastern Europe and Eurasia

The International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is the financial institution of the United States Government for Development. DFC has partnered with the private sector to fund solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today. We invest in a variety of sectors, including energy, healthcare, critical infrastructure and technology. DFC also provides funding for small businesses and women entrepreneurs to create jobs in emerging markets. DFC investments adhere to high standards and respect the environment, human rights and workers’ rights.

Laying the foundations for prosperity

Private sector investment has helped lay the foundations for a more prosperous and 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 solid foundation for continued growth.

DFC is committed to supporting investment in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. DFC’s investments in the region serve as a stabilizing force and support US foreign policy and national security, as well as improve lives, create significant economic opportunities and address critical development challenges, especially energy security. The DFC also works to promote inclusive growth and employment, as well as to promote recovery in conflict-affected countries.

DFC INVESTS IN DEVELOPMENT

Debt financing

Direct loans and guarantees of up to $ 1 billion for up to 25 years, with specific programs aimed at small and medium-sized businesses in the United States

Capital investments

DFC’s direct capital investment can provide critical support to companies committed to creating development impact

Feasibility studies

Support for the analysis of a potential DFC project

Investment funds

Support for private equity funds in emerging markets to help address investment capital shortages

Political risk insurance

Coverage of up to $ 1 billion against losses due to non-convertibility of currency, government intervention and political violence, including terrorism. DFC also offers reinsurance to increase uptake capacity

Technical support

Support to increase the impact on the development or commercial sustainability of existing DFC projects or the development of potential DFC projects

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DFC at work in Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Expansion of a critical port in Georgia

Funding has supported the expansion and modernization of the Black Sea port of Poti so that it can dock larger ships, increase the flow of goods through the region and help position Georgia as a regional trading hub.

Support for the agricultural supply chain in Tajikistan

Political risk insurance helps small businesses strengthen the agricultural supply chain to increase domestic snack production and reduce the need for imports.

Modernization of a large university in Central Asia

Funding supported the expansion of the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan with a state-of-the-art campus and additional programs that allowed 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

The funding supported the construction of a grain loading terminal and an oilseed shredding facility, which significantly improved Moldova’s logistics and processing infrastructure for storage, while creating jobs.

Modernization of the food industry in Georgia

The funding supports a business that modernizes the country’s dairy industry and creates a network of milk collection centers that generate income for thousands of small farmers in rural areas.

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