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Addressing the root cause of hunger in one of the world's poorest countries

  October 16 is World Food Day, which recognizes food as a basic human right and calls for investing in sustainable food systems and tackling the root causes of hunger. In Africa, poor yields often exacerbate food insecurity. OPIC has... Read more...

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Featured Photo: OPIC supported wind farm receives "Smart Project" recognition

  OPIC has been recognized for supporting construction of the first utility-scale power project in Indonesia, the PT UPC Sidrap Bayu Energi wind farm, which received a "Smart Project" citation for Best Practices from Project Finance... Read more...

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An innovative approach to reducing blindness in Cameroon: OPIC featured in AllAfrica

Cataract surgery being performed in Cameroon   October 12 is World Sight Day a day of awareness of blindness and vision impairment around the world. Like so many health challenges, blindness impacts the people of Africa... Read more...

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Did you know: Female entrepreneurs support millions of jobs in India

  In India, OPIC is helping women entrepreneurs like this grocery wholesaler expand their businesses through a partnership with India’s Yes Bank. Earlier this year, OPIC committed financing to Yes Bank to support lending to women-owned... Read more...

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Throwback Thursday: "Without OPIC it is highly unlikely this project would have moved forward"

  In 2013, the Mariscal Sucre International Airport opened outside of Quito, Ecuador, replacing what had been considered an operationally obsolete and relatively dangerous airport with one of Latin America’s most modern. The new airport... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Supporting small business and job creation in the West Bank

  In the West Bank city of Bethlehem, tourism is a key industry and a key employer. But operating even a small souvenir shop requires access to credit to purchase inventory. Afram Kando operates Rimon Kando & Sons, a family-owned... Read more...

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A far-reaching impact: Read OPIC's latest Annual Policy Report

The Quiport airport project empowers women-owned small businesses in Ecuador by offering training and additional business opportunities in the area.   OPIC recently published its Annual Policy Report for 2016 showing how the 80... Read more...

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Featured photo: Investing in water and sanitation to transform lives

  In India, a woman collects clean water thanks to the work of WaterEquity, a new OPIC partner that supports microfinance institutions working to expand access to water. With more than 600 million people around the world lacking safe... Read more...

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Developing a common language around currency: OPIC’s Bohigian speaks at TCX conference

“I believe that development finance is a tool that can lead the way to a more peaceful and prosperous 21st Century,” OPIC Executive Vice President David Bohigian said this week in an address on the importance of mitigating foreign exchange risk... Read more...

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OPIC approves political risk insurance that will foster energy security in Ukraine

Nuclear power is a key source of electricity in Ukraine, but the country’s nuclear energy generating capacity is limited by its capacity to store spent fuel. Last week, at its final meeting of the fiscal year, OPIC’s board approved $250 million in... Read more...

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