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Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) was established as a development agency of the U.S. government in 1971. OPIC helps U.S. businesses invest overseas, fosters economic development in new and emerging markets, complements the private sector in managing the risks associated with foreign direct investment, and supports U.S. foreign policy. OPIC evaluates all project applications on the basis of their contribution to economic development to ensure successful implementation of the organization's core developmental mission, and prioritizes the allocation of scarce resources to projects on the basis of their developmental benefits. By expanding economic development in host countries, OPIC-supported projects can encourage political stability, free market reforms and U.S. best practices. OPIC projects also support American jobs and exports—over 264,000 new U.S. jobs and $69 billion in exports since 1971. Because OPIC charges market-based fees for its products, it operates on a self-sustaining basis at no net cost to taxpayers.

Please visit OPIC website for more information.