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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How OPIC projects make a positive impact

  OPIC is committed to supporting projects that will yield multiple sustained benefits. In our new 2016 annual report we illustrate how a single project can deliver multiple direct and indirect benefits. This infographic from the report showcases One Acre Fund, an OPIC-supported project that works to help Africa’s smallest farmers access seeds, fertilizer... More information

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2016 OPIC Impact Awards

2016 OPIC Impact Awards

In this recap of the 2016 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

10th anniversary of Expanding Horizons.

10th anniversary of Expanding Horizons.

10th anniversary of Expanding Horizons. 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

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

business USA

BusinessUSA, a centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access government services to help them grow and hire.


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
Rick Beckett, CEO of 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 Global Partnerships
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