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OPIC’s 2011 annual report looks back on the agency’s first 40 years

May 31, 2012

In issuing our annual report for 2011, we also marked a milestone: 40 years of investing with impact across the developing world. Often we use this blog as an opportunity to talk about our new projects or our response to current global development challenges. But OPIC’s rich history also underscores how our development finance model endures in a world where the social, environmental
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Featured photo: Collecting drinking water in Ghana

May 07, 2012

In Winneba, Ghana, residents fill containers near a local drinking water facility. OPIC is providing political risk insurance to support a project to modernize the water infrastructure in Ghana, where a shortage of clean water is linked to 20,000 deaths each year.

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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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Alemayehou: Why the Diaspora is an increasingly important part of OPIC’s client base

December 20, 2011

A recent cover story in The Economist described immigrant networks as “a rare bright spot in the world economy. Around that same time. OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou addressed a forum at the World Bank about innovative ways to engage the diaspora, where she outlined why members of diaspora communities often made attractive investors in the developing world. The text of her September 14,
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Photo: President of Guinea visits OPIC

August 02, 2011

Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea, visited OPIC August 1 and met with OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield and OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou. President Condé highlighted some of the policy changes he is working to implement in Guinea. The group discussed opportunities for private investment in Guinea, primarily in the power, water, and agricultural sectors,
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