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22 U.S. Code § 9611 - Statement of policy

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It is the policy of the United States to facilitate market-based private sector development and inclusive economic growth in less developed countries through the provision of credit, capital, and other financial support—
to mobilize private capital in support of sustainable, broad-based economic growth, poverty reduction, and development through demand-driven partnerships with the private sector that further the foreign policy interests of the United States;
to finance development that builds and strengthens civic institutions, promotes competition, and provides for public accountability and transparency;
to help private sector actors overcome identifiable market gaps and inefficiencies without distorting markets;
to achieve clearly defined economic and social development outcomes;
to coordinate with institutions with purposes similar to the purposes of the Corporation to leverage resources of those institutions to produce the greatest impact;
to provide countries a robust alternative to state-directed investments by authoritarian governments and United States strategic competitors using best practices with respect to transparency and environmental and social safeguards, and which take into account the debt sustainability of partner countries;
to leverage private sector capabilities and innovative development tools to help countries transition from recipients of bilateral development assistance toward increased self-reliance; and
to complement and be guided by overall United States foreign policy, development, and national security objectives, taking into account the priorities and needs of countries receiving support.
Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Enhancement of Nongovernmental Sector in Poland and Hungary

Pub. L. 101–179, title III, § 302(b), Nov. 28, 1989, 103 Stat. 1311, provided that:

“In accordance with its mandate to foster private initiative and competition and enhance the ability of private enterprise to make its full contribution to the development process, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation shall support projects in Poland and Hungary which will result in enhancement of the nongovernmental sector and reduction of state involvement in the economy.”

[For transfer of functions, personnel, assets, and liabilities of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation to the United States International Development Finance Corporation and treatment of related references, see sections 9683 and 9686(d) of this title.]

Pub. L. 101–179, title III, § 302(c), Nov. 28, 1989, 103 Stat. 1311, provided that:

“If the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1990 [Pub. L. 101–167], contains the same amendment that is made by subsection (a) of this section [amending former section 2199(f) of this title by inserting “, Poland, Hungary,” after “Yugoslavia”], the amendment made by that Act shall not be effective.”