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.
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
President Reagan in 1984 accepts a $50 million check from then-OPIC President Craig Nalen, as the Agency makes good on its promise to pay back all the funds that Congress allocated to start OPIC in 1971. OPIC has been operating as a self-sustaining agency at no net cost to American taxpayers ever since and 2016 marked the 39th straight year OPIC generated money... More information
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
With OPIC development finance support, Sambazon, a California company, provides income for family farmers in Brazil through their açaí business. More information