Our Investment Policies
OPIC reviews all potential projects to ensure they will have no negative impact on U.S. jobs or the U.S. economy.
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.
- Are environmentally and socially sustainable
- Respect human rights, including workers rights
- Have no negative impact on the U.S. economy
- Encourage positive host country development effects
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.