We work in cooperation with developing country partners and the international development community to stimulate economic growth and social progress in low- and middle-income countries around the world. To date, we have worked with 135 countries.
135 Partner Countries
The organization was established by the member countries of OPEC in 1976 with a distinct mandate: to drive development, strengthen communities and empower people. The OPEC Fund’s work is people-centered, focusing on financing projects that meet essential needs, such as food, energy, infrastructure, employment (particularly relating to MSMEs), clean water and sanitation, healthcare and education. Our vision is a world where sustainable development is a reality for all.
By providing affordable development finance to countries and regions that often find funds difficult to secure, we are helping solve market challenges in a market-supportive manner, while promoting cooperation with and among more vulnerable parts of our world.
Our resources are comprised of voluntary contributions made by our member countries and accumulated reserves derived from our decades of operation (i.e. loan repayments and investments).
All developing countries, with the exception of OPEC Fund or OPEC member countries, are in principle eligible for our assistance.