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Who we are

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government's development finance institution, mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy. Because OPIC works with the U.S. private sector, it helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets, catalyzing revenues, jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. OPIC achieves its mission by providing investors with financing, political risk insurance, and support for private equity funds.

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What We Offer

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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Featured Photo: A look at one of last year’s OPIC Impact Awards winners


As we get ready to host the 2016 OPIC Impact Awards, here is a look at one of last year’s winners: Belstar Development. This picture shows healthcare workers in Ghana who are receiving training on new equipment being introduce as part of a sweeping program to improve the quality and access to healthcare Belstar is a Miami company that is ... More information

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Expanding Horizons: 10th anniversary

Expanding Horizons: 10th anniversary

10th anniversary of Expanding Horizons. More information

OPIC in Action: Georgia

OPIC in Action: Georgia

OPIC in Action: Georgia More information

Manjula's Story

Manjula's Story

A look at one of the many entrepreneurs supported by OPIC investment. More information

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

OPIC in Action - Sambazon

OPIC in Action - Sambazon

With OPIC development finance support, Sambazon, a California company, provides income for family farmers in Brazil through their açaí business. More information

2015 OPIC Impact Awards

2015 OPIC Impact Awards

In this recap of the 2015 OPIC Impact Awards, hear from the winners as they discuss their projects and the ways in which OPIC helped to bring them to fruition. More information

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  • 2015 OPIC Impact award winner Belstar Development provides training on new equipment to healthcare workers in Ghana, part of a program to improve the quality and access to healthcare in #Ghana. OPIC is supporting Belstar with political risk insurance. Read more on our blog: (additional link in profile)
  • In #Uganda a bird’s eye chili pepper farmer receives financing and support from OPIC Impact award winner Root Capital. additional link in profile #developingcountry #impactinvesting

Elizabeth Littlefield

OPICs’ approach to international development is effective and efficient: Effective because we operate with commercial discipline, and efficient because we actually generate income for the American taxpayer and the federal budget.

-Elizabeth Littlefield
President Barack Obama

We’re changing how we define development… we need to harness all the tools at our disposal – from our diplomacy to our trade and investment policies.

-President Barack Obama
Secretary of State John Kerry

Economic policy is foreign policy and foreign policy is economic policy. American businesses are some of the best ambassadors our country has,

-Secretary of State John Kerry
Ambassador Susan Rice

OPIC is driving effective, sustainable development in some of the most underserved regions of the world

-Ambassador Susan Rice
Rick Beckett, CEO of OPIC client Global Partnerships

OPIC is deeply committed to new ideas about how markets can be best used to bring opportunity to people,

-Rick Beckett, CEO of OPIC client Global Partnerships
Myron Brilliant, EVP, Chamber of Commerce

OPIC is a catalyst for private sector investment in critical markets, markets where our companies would not be doing business without your support.

-Myron Brilliant, EVP, Chamber of Commerce