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Video: Spotlight on OPIC’s Impact

July 03, 2014

Eight OPIC projects that are making a difference around the world.

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Featured photo: Global Partnerships, winner of OPIC Impact Award for Access to Finance

June 06, 2014

A farmer in Nicaragua tends to young coffee plants, which will replace and build on his aging crop. This agricultural expansion was made possible through credit offered by a subsidiary lender of Global Partnerships, an impact investor that was able to expand its lending in Latin America thanks to OPIC support. Global Partnerships’ Social Investment Fund 5.0 was a recipient
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Featured photo: Bountiful harvest in Ethiopia

April 18, 2014

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, this photo, a Feed the Future photo contest winner, shows a farmer in Ethiopia, succeeding against the odds and producing a bountiful harvest in drought conditions. He is transporting a variety of chickpea called “areti,” which means “not afraid of drought.” The areti was introduced by the International Crop Research Institute for
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On World Food Day, U.N. highlights “the world’s greatest solvable problem”

October 16, 2013

Despite significant progress in recent decades, an estimated 842 million people, or about one in eight of the people in the world, still suffer from chronic hunger. Since 1979, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has recognized World Food Day each year on Oct. 16 to draw attention to what it calls the world’s greatest solvable
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Collaboration among development institutions can catalyze more green investments in the developing world

September 10, 2013

By Brian O’Hanlon, Director of Business Development, Political and Sovereign Risk Last week, I joined OPIC President and CEO, Elizabeth Littlefield and OPIC Chief of Staff John Morton for an unprecedented event in the world of development finance. CEOs and representatives from 15 development finance institutions (DFIs) met in Frankfurt, Germany to discuss how to scale up climate finance in
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Featured photo: Conserving water during irrigation

August 24, 2012

A field in Mexico uses a drip tape irrigation system provided by Wade Rain Inc., a small business based in Tualatin, Oregon. Wade Rain’s Mexican subsidiary sells irrigation equipment — most of it manufactured in the U.S. — to small farms in central Mexico and has helped introduce more efficient irrigation technologies such as drip tape, in which long lines
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Featured photo: Helping more farmers grow more food

July 27, 2012

The head agronomist at the Forestry Agricultural Investment Management (FAIM) farm in Rwamagana, Rwanda. FAIM is  applying its plant propagation technology to improve crop yields, and obtained a loan from OPIC in 2012 to support its work in Rwanda, the most densely populated country in Africa, where many families suffer from food insecurity and malnutrition. While a majority of Rwandans are
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“We must do both:” Littlefield says development must focus on people and the planet

December 12, 2011

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield spoke at the U.N. Climate Change Conference earlier this month, where  she addressed the particular challenges of promoting sustainability in the developing world. She stressed that expanded access to natural resources and more efficient use of those resources must be twin priorities. Littlefield’s comments challenged a common perception that rapid, so-called “dirty” development was
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Renewing the future through investment

November 30, 2011

OPIC’s work catalyzing private-sector investment to solve critical world challenges is increasingly focused on the renewable resources sector, with projects that support clean and sustainable development. On Dec. 2, OPIC will highlight its work in renewable resources at the COP 17, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield and John Morton,
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OPIC in action: Small business loan improves food security, export opportunities in Moldova

November 23, 2011

Site Moldova Sector Agriculture, Food Processing Challenge Lack of a domestic grain terminal meant Moldovan businesses had to export their agricultural products from ports in neighboring Ukraine. Solution A 2007 loan supported by OPIC for the construction by Kelley Grains Corporation S. R. L. of a new grain loading terminal and an oilseed crushing facility. Impact This highly developmental project
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