We are the UK’s Development Finance Institution (DFI) and wholly owned by the UK Government.
Our mission is to support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s poorest places.
We aim to invest in countries where we can have the greatest impact. In countries where the private sector is weak and jobs are scarce.
We invest in sectors where growth leads to jobs – both directly and indirectly. In sectors such as manufacturing, agribusiness, infrastructure, financial institutions, construction, health and education. Last year, the businesses we invest in created more than a million jobs.