Overseas Private Investment Corporation (opic)

Definition of "Overseas private investment corporation (opic)"

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Federal program to insure private U.S. investments in foreign countries, created by the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. It is a joint government and private effort to encourage U.S. investments abroad by providing protection against three political risks: (1) inability to convert foreign currency; (2) expropriation of facilities by a foreign country; and (3) war or revolution. The program is guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government.

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