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Infographic: Highlights from 2015

OPIC committed $4.4 billion in development in emerging markets in 2015, and the Agency’s portfolio of active projects now totals almost $20 billion. This infographic shows some of the highlights from the year, including our investments to support development in low-income countries, our support for critical infrastructure and energy projects, and our work with small and medium U.S. businesses.

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Focus on OPIC’s diaspora partners: Belstar Capital’s Arthur Polk

Second in a series of posts looking at OPIC’s work with diaspora partners. See the first post here. In its work supporting global development around the world, OPIC recognizes members of diaspora communities as valuable partners who bring not only a strong understanding of a particular country or region but also a strong motivation to support economic growth in these Read more…

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Promoting successful community engagement in Africa

By Keith Kozloff, Director, OPIC Office of Accountability OPIC’s Office of Accountability is an independent office within OPIC that was established to address concerns or conflicts about environmental or social issues that may arise around OPIC-supported projects. While we’re committed to conflict resolution, our preference is always to avoid conflict in the first place. I heard this same sentiment in May Read more…

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Video: Spotlight on OPIC’s Impact

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

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Featured photo: OPIC delegation in Rwanda meets President Kagame

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield met Feb. 27 with Rwandan President Paul Kagame while visiting the country to learn more about opportunities to support private sector investment. OPIC supports multiple agriculture projects in the country and is seeking additional ways to help address the country’s need for additional electricity, infrastructure and access to finance. Rwanda, which is about the Read more…

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Spotlight on OPIC’s Impact Award in the critical infrastructure category

During the inaugural OPIC Impact Awards event on March 11 we will be honoring eight winners across six categories, including Renewable Resources, Critical Infrastructure, Access to Finance, Development Impact, Private Equity and American Small Business. Each of our awardees was selected through a rigorous process considering each project’s focus in priority sectors or regions, innovation in overcoming difficulties, quality of Read more…

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Announcing the inaugural OPIC Impact Awards

OPIC is proud to recognize some of our outstanding partners with our first ever OPIC Impact Awards for excellence in development finance.  The awards, which will be given out at a ceremony on March 11, will highlight the important work OPIC clients are doing in emerging economies around the world. OPIC-supported projects in clean energy, infrastructure, healthcare and other sectors Read more…

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Featured photo: Updating property records in the State of Mexico

OPIC financing is supporting a project by the Public Registry for the State of Mexico, to update all its property records currently stored in 19 buildings across the country, in order to provide greater accuracy and access. The photo shows the old storage system in one public registry in Toluca, Mexico, in which property titles and deeds were written in Read more…

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South Sudan: The world’s newest developing nation

Last month, OPIC announced it was open for business in one-year-old South Sudan, the newly formed African country that seceded from Sudan in July 2011. The young country boasts enormous natural resources including oil, rich farmland and abundant wildlife across huge uncharted savannahs. It also faces formidable development challenges. Chief among those needs is the lack of basic infrastructure. During Read more…

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TPL Properties: Building on a “mutual economic interest”

“Karachi is a city of 18 million people, but it has almost no commercial real estate,” Ali Jameel, CEO of TPL Properties said at a September 26 signing ceremony for OPIC’s $20 million loan TPL to finance the completion of a 28-story office building. Jameel said that a lack of infrastructure is one of the biggest problems that Pakistan faces Read more…

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