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
“At a time when about half the world’s population lives on the equivalent of $2 a day, the critical role that jobs play in advancing development cannot be overstated,” OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield explains in this piece in Development Matters, published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. While OPIC supports projects that... More information
A look at one of the many entrepreneurs supported by OPIC investment. More information
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
With OPIC development finance support, Sambazon, a California company, provides income for family farmers in Brazil through their açaí business. More information