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Focus on OPIC Impact Award Winners: Global Communities

Just like roads, power plants and other physical infrastructure are essential to the success of a community, so too is financial infrastructure. If you want to promote widespread opportunity, economic growth and job creation, you have to give people the tools to enable them to save for the future, fund increased agricultural production, and start and expand small businesses. Financial Read more…

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Focus on OPIC Impact Award Winner: Bridge International Academies (Development Impact)

OPIC’s mission to leverage private business to help address the world’s most critical development challenges takes many shapes and operates at different scales. But one of the most direct and foundational cases of this development mission carried out through an impact-minded business plan is through OPIC’s partnership with Bridge International Academies, a winner of OPIC’s 2015 Impact Awards in the Read more…

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Featured Photo: Expanding access to modern healthcare in Ghana

Healthcare workers in Ghana tend to patients in a mobile clinic, part of the Ghana National Medical Equipment Project, a sweeping and ambitious program to update the country’s medical network by introducing advanced technology, expand training and use mobile clinics equipped with backup generators to reach remote regions where access to electricity is limited. The lead investor in the project Read more…

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Focus on OPIC Impact Award Winners: Root Capital

In recent years as OPIC has increased its focus on renewable resources, it has supported investments not just in renewable energy sources like solar and wind power, but also in clean water, forest preservation and sustainable agriculture, which are all essential to feeding a growing planet. There may be no resource more fundamental than food, but many of the world’s Read more…

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Focus on OPIC Impact Award winners: Sante GMT

OPIC works hard to ensure the projects it supports will deliver a strong and positive impact in the host country and often these benefits extend far beyond the stated mission of the project. That’s the case with Sante GMT, a producer of milk and dairy products in Georgia, which won one of two Impact Awards given this year in the Read more…

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Featured photo: Celebrating excellence in development

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield joins distinguished award recipients and presenters before the 2015 OPIC Impact Awards ceremony on May 19. At the event, seven OPIC clients were recognized for excellence in development for projects that are bringing electricity to remote villages in India, financial services to small businesses in the Middle East, affordable education to poor families Read more…

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Focus on OPIC Impact Award winners: Simpa Energy India Ltd.

When you expand access to energy, you expand access to opportunity. That was the founding premise of Simpa Energy India Ltd., a provider of solar-as-a-service in rural India, which OPIC recognized May 19 with an Impact Award recognizing excellence in development, in the renewable energy category. Simpa was one of seven OPIC clients honored with Impact Awards last week and Read more…

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Storify: The 2015 OPIC Impact Awards

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OPIC’s Impact Awards: A recap in pictures

OPIC recognized seven clients for excellence in development at the May 19 Impact Awards, which featured keynote addresses from Ambassador Susan Rice and Myron Brilliant of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a new video showcasing OPIC’s work, as well as clients from Sub-Saharan Africa to Latin America who have partnered with OPIC to improve people’s lives. Here’s a look at Read more…

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OPIC awards seven clients Impact Awards for excellence in development

OPIC recognized seven clients for excellence in development at its May 19 Impact Awards. Clients were recognized for projects that bring electricity to remote villages in India, financial services to small businesses in the Middle East, affordable education to poor families in Sub-Saharan Africa and much more. “It’s easy to think of international development in far-flung corners of the world Read more…

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