Support investment in Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Support investment in Eastern Europe and Eurasia

The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is the US government’s development finance institution. DFC partners with the private sector to fund solutions to the most critical challenges facing developing countries today. We invest in all sectors, including energy, healthcare, critical infrastructure and technology. DFC also provides financing to small businesses and women entrepreneurs to create jobs in emerging markets. DFC’s investments adhere to high standards and respect the environment, human rights and labor rights.

Laying the Foundation 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 investment from the private sector to build infrastructure, modernize industry and lay the foundations for continued growth.

DFC is committed to supporting investments in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. DFC’s investments in the region serve as a stabilizing force and support U.S. foreign policy and national security, while improving lives, creating meaningful economic opportunity, and addressing critical development challenges, especially security. energy. DFC also works to advance inclusive growth and jobs, and support recovery in conflict-affected countries.


Debt financing

Direct loans and guarantees up to $1 billion for terms up to 25 years, with specific programs targeting U.S. small and medium businesses

Equity investments

DFC’s direct equity investments 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 emerging market private equity funds to help bridge the investment capital gap

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 development 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

Expansion of a critical port in Georgia

The funding supported the expansion and modernization of the Black Sea port of Poti so that it can accommodate larger vessels, increase the flow of goods in the region and help position Georgia as a regional trade hub .

Supporting the agricultural supply chain in Tajikistan

Political risk insurance helps a small business strengthen the agricultural supply chain to increase domestic snack food production and reduce the need to import.

Modernizing a major university in Central Asia

The 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 helped the school increase its enrollment capacity by 33% 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 crushing facility that significantly improved Moldova’s storage logistics and processing infrastructure while creating jobs.

Modernizing the food industry in Georgia

The funding supports a company that is modernizing the country’s dairy industry and establishing a network of milk collection centers, generating income for thousands of small rural farmers.

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