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Monthly news wrap-up: May 2012

June 04, 2012

OPIC provided political risk insurance to rebuild a flour mill and animal feed facility that was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. This picture is from a tour at the grand reopening of the facility on December 15, 2011. This is just one of many OPIC projects focused on food security. We continue our monthly news wrap-up series this month, starting with a
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Can financial innovation save the world? Elizabeth Littlefield weighs in.

June 01, 2012

A recent piece in The Atlantic explores investors’ growing interest in Impact Investing. The piece describes impact investors and those “who want to use finance to make more food, cleaner water, better healthcare, smarter children and a richer bottom-of-the-pyramid.” It sounds like a tall order, but OPIC has long understood that investing in common challenges such as access to education, financial inclusion, housing, health
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Featured photo: A scene of village life in Rwanda

June 01, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa has long been one of OPIC’s priority regions and is offering some of the highest investment returns of any emerging market in the world. For more scenes of village life in Rwanda, please visit us on Facebook.

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