Includes how major projects are financed and gives examples where relevant. Explains activities of the multilateral development banks in and other aid-funded projects where procurement is open to U.S. bidders.
Last Published: 12/3/2018

Several U.S. government agencies offer financing and insurance options to assist U.S. exporters to do business in Ghana. Listed below are the three key agencies that provide assistance to exporters:

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank’s mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. Ex-Im Bank enables U.S. companies to turn export opportunities into real sales. Ex-Im Bank does not compete with private sector lenders but provides export-financing products that fill gaps in trade financing. Ex-Im assumes credit and country risks that the private sector is unable or unwilling to accept. It also helps to level the playing field for U.S. exporters via financing guarantees (pre-export financing); export credit insurance; and loan guarantees and direct loans (buyer financing).

The core mission of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is to support economic development by promoting U.S. private investment in developing countries and transition economies. In support of that mission, OPIC evaluates all projects it may support for their contribution to development in 25 areas, and measures the organization’s performance based on the contribution to development of projects that OPIC supports. OPIC provides political risk insurance to help U.S. companies manage risk, financing through direct loans and loan guarantees and private capital through OPIC supported funds.

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency’s (USTDA) mission is to advance economic development and U.S. commercial interests in developing and middle-income countries. To this end, the agency funds various forms of technical assistance, feasibility studies, training, orientation visits and business workshops that support the development of a modern infrastructure and a fair and open trading environment. In carrying out its mission, USTDA emphasizes economic sectors that may benefit from U.S. exports of goods and services.

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Ghana Market Access Project Financing