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Affordable, reliable, and trusted investments in information and communications technology — or ICT — are a powerful tool for advancing development in emerging markets. …


By Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen, Vice President, Office of Development Policy

In 2015, the United Nations established an extraordinary set of 17 development goals aimed at dramatically improving the quality of life and future prospects for everyone on the planet. Seeking in part to end poverty and hunger, ensure healthy lives…


By Nafisa Jiwani

When the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) launched in 2019 as an expanded and modernized development agency, it was with a mission of investing in the world’s most urgent challenges, and a set of new investment tools to support that mission.

This week DFC is applying…


By Algene Sajery, Vice President of External Affairs and Head of Global Gender Equity Initiatives and Amana Bawa, Development Specialist

Every year on Africa Day, the countries of the African Union celebrate their independence and their progress in charting the course to a more healthy, peaceful, and prosperous future.

As…


By Kyle Murphy, Senior Advisor to the CEO and Andrea Orr, Editorial Director

Last week on Earth Day, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) unveiled a series of initiatives that will transform the way we invest in development to significantly reduce emissions over time and partner with vulnerable communities to…


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By David Marchick, Chief Operating Officer of U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

When President Biden signed an Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis earlier this year, he highlighted the need for the U.S. to support developing countries in climate mitigation as part of a coordinated global effort.

Three months…


By Andrew Herscowitz, Chief Development Officer, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

The story of bringing electricity to every corner of the world is a two-sided story of both unprecedented progress in recent years, as well as daunting challenges that remain to reach the most remote populations.

Even as the global…


As a Government agency committed to advancing women’s economic empowerment around the world, U.S. International Development Finance Institution (DFC) also strives to empower the women inside the organization.

Women comprise half of DFC’s leadership and span all departments from portfolio management to loan origination, legal affairs, external affairs, and human…


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By Anthony Randazzo, Director, Social Enterprise Finance and Ken Olsen, Director, Capital Markets

One of the great challenges facing the impact investing world today is the mismatch between the demand for impact assets that provide market returns and the available supply. …


Algene Sajery (second from the right) in Kenya with women leaders implementing PEPFAR, 2010

By Algene Sajery, Vice President of DFC’s Office of External Affairs and Head of DFC’s Global Gender Equity Initiatives

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