In November 2011, OPIC issued its first Global Engagement Call for proposals from qualified emerging markets private equity fund managers. Unique from earlier OPIC calls for proposals, the Global Engagement Call expanded the range of investment strategies and structures under consideration. Yet similar to earlier calls, the Global Engagement Call again focused on driving private, patient, long-term growth capital to expanding companies in OPIC-eligible emerging markets via investment funds. When the Global Engagement Call closed in January 2012, OPIC had received a record-setting 158 proposals. Not only are these proposals helping OPIC to maintain a balanced, diversified portfolio, they also provide a perspective on the market. 

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