"The world will only achieve its economic potential when its women are fully empowered to participate in their communities and their economies," write former President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and DFC’s Vice President of External Affairs and Head of Global Gender Equity Initiatives, Algene Sajery in a recent op-ed.

Together they spoke on their backgrounds as Liberian women and the pervasive gender disparities that the world’s women still face in achieving full participation in the economy, which can only be achieved through dedicated action to promote inclusive growth across the developing world.
TIME Highlights DFC's Work to Expand Vaccine Access in Africa
In a recent article, TIME emphasized the critical nature of Senegal and West Africa’s fight against a third wave of COVID-19 and highlighted DFC’s efforts to help ramp up the production of vaccines in the region.
Expanding Insurance to Bolster Climate Change Resilience
Deputy Chief Climate Officer Aparna Shrivastava joined USAID’s Feed the Future to highlight DFC’s support of the InsuResilience Investment Fund, which is providing insurance to protect smallholder farmers against extreme weather. 
DFC and Citi to Support Financial Inclusion in Mexico
DFC and Citi announced a $15 million loan to CAME, Mexico’s second-largest microfinance institution, which will provide loans to more than 40,000 small businesses, supporting economic stability for low-income and underserved communities.
Shoring Up Private Sector Healthcare in Africa
DFC is collaborating with the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative and USAID to create a loan guaranty facility that will help privately owned healthcare facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa provide essential health services during the
COVID-19 pandemic.
Advancing the Global Response to Climate Change
DFC’s Chief Climate Officer Jake Levine joined the Energy Impact Center’s podcast to discuss how DFC is supporting climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience efforts and serving as a leader on climate in the global finance community.
DFC and USAID to Support MSMEs in India
The two agencies signed a $50 million loan portfolio guaranty to Kotak Mahindra Bank which will improve access to finance for women borrowers and micro, small, and medium enterprises that have been impacted by COVID-19.
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