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Our Investment Policies

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OPIC applies a clear and transparent set of policies to projects seeking, and then receiving, agency support. Among others, these include our eligible US investor and country eligibility requirements and our credit and character risk due diligence policy.

In addition, a dedicated Office of Investment Policy (OIP) implements policies that promote sustainable, economic development across all OPIC-supported projects. These policies reflect Congressionally-mandated statutory requirements and general OPIC policy requirements.

OIP oversees three main functions and is responsible for:

Economic Analysis: Measuring the expected developmental impact and impact on the US economy of the Agency’s investment portfolio;

Monitoring and Reporting: Monitoring the portfolio through standardized reporting and regular site visits, and reporting to Congress and other stakeholders on realized developmental impact; and

Policy Compliance: Implementing policies that promote sustainable, economic development across all OPIC-supported projects. These policies reflect Congressionally-mandated statutory requirements and general OPIC policy requirements.

Specifically, OIP works to ensure that OPIC-supported projects:

 

OPIC’s business lines work closely with OIP to determine a project’s eligibility for OPIC support. In doing so, each project is subject to a full policy review, regardless of project country, project size or sector, or U.S. investor. Thorough, accurate, and complete information in the application and supplemental materials, such as a business plan, help expedite OIP’s project review.

If additional project information is needed from potential clients to clarify issues or fill information gaps to support an OIP project review, OIP works through the OPIC lines of business to obtain the necessary information. OPIC support of a project may be conditioned upon specific contractual covenants, which are identified during the OIP project review, to ensure that the project will operate in compliance with the OIP policy requirements. The summaries of the OIP reviews can be found in the Project Descriptions and Environmental Documents. A sample OIP policy questionnaire for finance, funds and insurance projects is available online. 

OIP also monitors OPIC-supported projects to ensure compliance with OPIC statutory and policy requirements during the term of the project’s OPIC support.