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OPIC receives environmental finance award for sustainable forestry

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 Read more…

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Things You Should Know About Political Risk Insurance

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 Read more…

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Project Snapshot: Restoring food supply in Haiti

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. Read more…

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Featured photo: Preserving Cambodian forests

Cambodian monks a play key role in  project monitoring and forest management in their community forest. Read more about the REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) project in Cambodia, for which OPIC is providing political risk insurance.

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Avoiding economic depression in Afghanistan: How private-sector investment can help

By Elizabeth Littlefield, OPIC President and CEO Earlier this month, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee offered a grim forecast about the future of Afghanistan, warning that the country could face “a severe  economic depression” after foreign troops withdraw in 2014. The report, which asserted that both military and civilian aid programs in the country are unsustainable, reopened a longstanding debate Read more…

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