Getting Started

​​​​​​​As the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, OPIC supports development with the following tools:


OPIC provides medium- to long-term financing through direct loans and loan guaranties to eligible investment projects in developing countries, when conventional institutions are reluctant or unable to lend. » Learn more

Political Risk Insurance

OPIC’s political risk insurance provides innovative, comprehensive, and cost-effective risk-mitigation products to cover losses to tangible assets, investment value, and earnings that result from political perils. » Learn more

Investment Funds

In response to the critical shortfall of private equity capital in developing countries, OPIC provides support for the creation of privately-owned and managed investment funds. These funds make direct equity and equity-related investments in new, expanding or privatizing emerging market companies. OPIC-supported funds assist emerging market economies to secure long-term growth capital, access management skills, and secure the financial expertise, all of which are key factors in expanding economic development.
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