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The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is a self-sustaining U.S. Government agency that helps American businesses invest in emerging markets. Established in 1971, OPIC provides businesses with the tools to manage the risks associated with foreign direct investment, fosters economic development in emerging market countries, and advances U.S. foreign policy and national security priorities. OPIC helps American businesses gain footholds in new markets, catalyzes new revenues and contributes to jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. OPIC fulfills its mission by providing businesses with financing, political risk insurance, advocacy and by partnering with private equity investment fund managers.

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OPIC provides financial products such as loans and guaranties, political risk insurance, and support for investment funds, all of which help American businesses expand into emerging markets. From offering long-term lending to protecting against the risks of political instability, OPIC’s products are uniquely tailored to assist the private sector in some of the world’s most challenging places. More information

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Did you know: OPIC supports women-owned small businesses in Mongolia?

  In Mongolia, Uranchimeg Erdenebat used financing from XacBank LLC for research and development to expand her cosmetics line and reach more customers. Erdenebat produces cosmetics from locally sourced organic ingredients and exports her nettle shampoo to Japan. Her business is one of many women-owned SMEs that are an important driver of growth and... More information

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OPIC in Action: Georgia

OPIC in Action: Georgia

OPIC in Action: Georgia

OPIC in Action: Georgia More information

OPIC: Snapshots in Development

OPIC: Snapshots in Development

OPIC: Snapshots in Development

As the US government’s development finance institution, OPIC partners with American businesses by providing financing, political risk insurance and support for private equity funds in challenging but promising regions. More information

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  • Did you know OPIC supports women-owned #smallbusiness in #Mongolia ? This is just one of the many projects OPIC supports to expand opportunities for female entrepreneurs. https://go.usa.gov/xnnza #womenempowerment #womenownedbusiness #womanentrepreneur #developmentfinance
  • #ThrowbackThursday: Take a look back to 2016 when we highlighted OPIC’s work as one of the first development institutions to invest in #Georgia after it declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.  This video showcases OPIC’s key role in Georgia’s shift from an unstable past to a more prosperous and secure future. http://go.usa.gov/cfabR #impactinvesting #impinv #developmentfinance #publicdiplomacy #TBT

Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

OPIC has supported more than $200 billion of investments in over 4,000 projects throughout developing countries. As foreign direct investment rapidly outpaces aid dollars, there's no question that OPIC will remain an indispensable player in advancing development.

-Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Willy Foote, Founder and CEO, Root Capital

OPIC is a smart, practical, high-impact government institution that has enabled Root to serve one million farm households.

-Willy Foote, Founder and CEO, Root Capital
Stephen Miller, Westrock Coffee Chief Financial Officer

One of the ways OPIC has helped us is by giving us the confidence to go into these markets and take risks.

-Stephen Miller, Westrock Coffee Chief Financial Officer
Peter Bowe, President, Ellicott Dredges LLC

I don't think we could be in Iraq without OPIC's support. We've signed multiple contracts, established good relations, and gotten paid. None of it has been easy but it has all been successful.

-Peter Bowe, President, Ellicott Dredges LLC
Milind Tavshikar, CEO and Founder, QuantumID Technologies

For a small business to expand into emerging markets outside of the U.S. is very challenging. OPIC's objectives in helping U.S. corporations expand in emerging markets was very much aligned with our objectives.

-Milind Tavshikar, CEO and Founder, QuantumID Technologies
Henry Obi, Chief Operating Officer, Helios Investment Partners LLP

Helios would not be standing here today without OPIC. They gave us our first break in 2004 and now we manage more than $2 billion, investing in all sorts of projects across Africa.

-Henry Obi, Chief Operating Officer, Helios Investment Partners LLP