Getting Started

OPIC partners with a broad array of public and private sector participants in further of its development mission.  Examples include the Aligned Capital Program, Portfolio for Impact, Development Partnership Framework Agreements, the Innovative Financial Intermediaries Program, as well as on-going cooperation with fellow Development Finance Institutions (DFI) like International Finance Corporation (IFC) through a Master Cooperation Agreement and sister agencies such as U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) through initiatives like Africa Clean Energy Finance and Power Africa.  OPIC is increasingly recognized as the “partner of choice” across the public and private sector.

  • Aligned Capital. A pilot program designed to connect projects that apply for OPIC financing with other U.S. investors and grant providers who are looking to deploy capital in high impact sectors and developing regions. Learn more
     
  • Portfolio for Impact (PI), a pilot program to provide financing to impact investing projects that offer significant potential for positive social impact but may face challenges obtaining financing because they are small or early stage. Learn more
     
  • Development Partnerships Framework Agreements.  OPIC partners with financial institutions and intermediaries that have a presence in developing countries to share risks reaching highly impactful borrowers, like MFIs and SMEs.  Learn more  
     
  • The Innovative Financial Intermediaries Program (IFIP), a pilot program for investment vehicles and project sponsors that are smaller than those typically supported by OPIC, and which may apply innovative approaches to address specific development challenges. The IFIP pilot considers different structures and emerging fund managers with impactful business ideas. IFIP will respond more effectively, while leveraging expertise and best practices within OPIC’s finance and investment funds departments. Learn more
     
  • The Africa Clean Energy Finance (ACEF) initiative, a program in which OPIC, together with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and the U.S. Department of State, provides small amounts of early-stage funding for technical support to help promising projects get off the ground. Learn more
     
  • The Partners Program is a public diplomacy initiative dedicated to expanding knowledge of the Overseas Private Investment Corporations's role as the primary U.S. government agency supporting private sector investment in emerging markets. The focus of the program is to work with key organizations throughout the United States to create a greater understanding of OPIC's programs and activities. Learn more