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OPIC partners with USTDA for Twitter chat series for World Trade Month

April 30, 2013

OPIC is teaming up with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), the Small Business Administration, the Export-Import Bank, and other export, trade, and finance related agencies across the federal government this May, during World Trade Month, on a series of Twitter chats for U.S. companies.  The Twitter chat series will provide U.S. companies with information and resources on doing
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Rebuilding Haiti one concrete block at a time

April 25, 2013

“You can’t build a country without concrete.” The statement has particular relevance in Haiti, where, more than three years since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake resulted in extensive death and destruction, the country is still working to repair and rebuild and assume a path of sustained economic vitality. Luis Garcia (pictured), spoke about the importance of basic building materials like concrete
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Political risk insurance at work: Mali school operates amid political turmoil

March 25, 2013

When in 2011 OPIC provided political risk insurance in connection with the American International School of Bamako in Mali, the West African nation was a stable democracy. The insurance protects against loss of business income, including evacuation expenses, resulting from political violence. Political risk insurance, like all insurance, is a product that the buyer never hopes will be used. But
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Two OPIC deals named on IFC’s list of top public-private partnerships

March 07, 2013

Public-private partnerships have long been at the core of OPIC’s work supporting development. They are increasingly being recognized as an effective tool not just to finance major infrastructure projects, but also to reduce poverty by supporting projects to expand food production and access to education, healthcare, clean energy, and financial services. A new publication, Emerging Partnerships, lists two OPIC projects
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A world of opportunity: OPIC’s interactive map feature

March 05, 2013

  OPIC’s support of U.S. private investment extends around the globe to 160 developing and post-conflict countries. As the U.S. government’s development finance institution, OPIC catalyzes revenues, jobs and growth opportunities from Europe to the Middle East, as well as Africa to Asia and Latin America. We are often asked to talk about our projects, which cover a wide range
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Featured photo: Support for Rwandan coffee growers

February 15, 2013

Shyara washing station owned by OPIC client Westrock Coffee Holdings’ Rwanda Trading Co. (“RTC”). OPIC political risk insurance is supporting RTC’s coffee processing operations in Rwanda, which provides agricultural extension loans, seed, fertilizer, compost and technical assistance to help small local coffee producers across the country improve production processes and access international markets. RTC is also providing technical assistance to help
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OPIC earns a top rating for innovation in the federal government

September 10, 2012

Innovation has long been a core value at OPIC: It is reflected in the groundbreaking financial and insurance products we offer to support U.S. companies operating in some of the most challenging places on the planet, as well as in the way we conduct our internal operations. Recently OPIC was recognized for our ability to adapt to change by seeking
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OPIC receives environmental finance award for sustainable forestry

July 25, 2012

Always seeking to offer products that support sustainable development, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is pleased to share the news that Environmental Finance magazine has announced the agency and Terra Global Capital, a U.S-based leading land-use carbon development and investment company, as the recipients of their distinguished Sustainable Forestry Transaction of the Year award. The award specifically recognizes OPIC
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Things You Should Know About Political Risk Insurance

March 07, 2012

Opportunity. Uncertainty. Possibility. Unpredictability. These wide-ranging terms describe what many investors think about emerging markets, especially those with a history of civil unrest, violence or a questionable rule of law. We are in the business of helping U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets in order to catalyze revenues, jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. And as
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Project Snapshot: Restoring food supply in Haiti

March 01, 2012

Site Haiti Sector Food Challenge Mitigating the risk involved in rebuilding a key flour mill that was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. Solution OPIC provided Seaboard Overseas Limited with political risk insurance that covered both the rebuilding and expansion of the mill. Impact Restarting domestic flour milling in Haiti has increased the country’s food production capacity and domestic food security.
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