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Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

(U.S.) A self-sustaining U.S. agency, whose purpose is to promote economic growth in developing countries by encouraging U.S. private investment in those nations. The Corporation assists American investors in three principal ways: (1) financing investment projects through direct loans and/or guaranties; (2) insuring investment projects against a broad range of political risks; and (3) providing a variety of investor services including investor counseling, country and regional information kits, computer-assisted project and investor matching, and investment missions. OPIC does not support projects that will result in the loss of domestic jobs or have a negative impact on the host country’s environment or worker’s rights. Contact: Overseas Private Investment Corporation; 1100 New York Ave. NW; Washington, DC 20527 USA; Tel: [1] (202) 336-8400; Web: www.opic.gov.

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