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Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award winners: MicroBuild

Millions of people across the globe lack access to a range of financial services, from bank accounts to small business loans to home mortgages, and this shortage presents a significant development challenge that can limit the well-being of individual families as well as the potential for communities’ economic growth. OPIC has helped address this challenge by supporting multiple projects that Read more…

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Focus on OPIC Impact Award winner: QuantumID Technologies

  OPIC understands that American small businesses can play a critical role in the global economy, and the Agency actively reaches out to small businesses around the country. As a result, well over half the new development projects to which OPIC commits each involve an American small or medium business. The OPIC Impact Award in the American Small Business category Read more…

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Storify: The 2016 OPIC Impact Awards

The 2016 #OPICImpact Awards  For the third straight year OPIC formally recognized seven partners for their work in development at the 2016 OPIC Impact Awards on July 7. Here’s a look at the digital conversation that took place during the ceremony. [<a href=”//storify.com/opicgov/opic-2016-impact-awards” target=”_blank”>View the story “OPIC 2016 Impact Awards” on Storify</a>]

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Focus on Impact Award Winner: BMR Energy, LLC

OPIC’s work to help address the world’s most critical development challenges takes many shapes. But one of the key ways is through investing in clean and reliable energy. Earlier this month OPIC recognized BMR Energy, LLC with an Impact Award for its work building a wind power plant in Jamaica. Many may not realize that energy security is a major Read more…

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Focus on OPIC Impact Award winners: Hamma Water Desalination

First in a series of posts looking at the 2016 OPIC Impact Award winners The world … and its development needs … have changed dramatically in recent decades as the population has grown and more people have migrated to urban areas. But one thing that has remained constant is the need for critical infrastructure: things like roads, airports, and power Read more…

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OPIC Impact Awards celebrates all the ways our partners advance development

By Judith Pryor OPIC Vice President, Office of External Affairs Last week, I had the honor of serving as MC at the 2016 OPIC Impact Awards honoring excellence in development. The event took place and was co-hosted by the United States Chamber of Commerce. OPIC recognized seven of our partners and their projects, which have truly made a difference in Read more…

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OPIC Impact Awards: A recap in photos

OPIC honored seven partners for excellence in development at the 2016 OPIC Impact Awards July 7. Here’s a look at how they are supporting development in a variety of sectors and regions from agriculture to technology, from Sub-Saharan Africa to India, Afghanistan and Latin America.   Innovation: Westrock Coffee Co. Westrock Coffee of Little Rock, Arkansas used OPIC political risk Read more…

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OPIC to honor seven clients making a positive impact in emerging markets

OPIC is proud to recognize some of our outstanding partners with our 2016 OPIC Impact Awards for excellence in development. The awards, which will be presented on July 7, will highlight the important work OPIC clients are doing in emerging economies around the world. OPIC-supported projects in critical infrastructure, healthcare, education, agriculture, renewable energy, access to finance and other sectors are making a positive Read more…

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A “blueprint” for supporting small farmers: The Boston Globe features OPIC partner Root Capital

“In most countries, economic prosperity comes from small businesses, yet in the developing world, many businesses fail to thrive, or fail period, because they are systematically locked out of the banking sector,” Willy Foote founder and CEO of OPIC partner Root Capital, explains in this Boston Globe profile. “We’re trying to create a blueprint for how you lend in these Read more…

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Supporting job creation and economic growth in Asia-Pacific: A conversation with OPIC’s Geoffrey Tan

While the vast majority of OPIC’s staff is based in Washington, the Agency has in recent years established a handful of small local offices to support business development in key regions. Geoffrey Tan, OPIC Managing Director for Asia-Pacific, relocated last year to Bangkok, where he heads outreach and business development across a long list of countries in the region. Here Read more…

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