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Featured Photo: Providing healthcare in violence prone regions

  A baby receives a medical exam from a doctor working with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a relief agency that uses OPIC political risk insurance to support its work responding to humanitarian crises in more than 20 countries... Read more...

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In our words: New video features OPIC team on OPIC’s innovative spirit and impact

 What does the OPIC team have to say about OPIC? “This is really a great place to be, to be able to make a difference, a real difference, a palpable difference in people’s lives around the world.” “People have ingenuity, tenacity... Read more...

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Expanding our work in Africa: OPIC joins world leaders at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

OPIC joined leaders from the public and private sectors in New York City last week at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum; a day focused on trade and investment opportunities on the continent for African heads of government and American business... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Creating local jobs and advancing sustainable development in the Brazilian rainforest

In the Brazilian rainforest, a farmer climbs a tree to harvest açaí berries to be processed at a nearby facility. Sambazon, Inc. used OPIC financing to build an environmentally sustainable, organic açaí berry-processing facility, making it... Read more...

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Littlefield on Medium: Africa staying the course

Littlefield led two delegations to West Africa this year to visit OPIC supported projects and meet with investors.   “African governance, on balance, continues to become more participatory, democratic and stable and looks to... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Improving food security in Moldova

A grain loading terminal and an oilseed crushing facility in Moldova has greatly improved storage, logistics and processing infrastructure for agriculture in one of the poorest countries in Europe. Moldova relies heavily on its agriculture... Read more...

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Why small and off-grid power projects are key to powering Africa

In this rural region of western Tanzania, OPIC is supporting a project to deliver electricity through a series of smaller power plants feeding into “mini-grids.”   Three years ago President Obama launched one of the most... Read more...

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How OPIC-supported projects help progress toward Global Food Security

The Global Food Security Act, which passed in July this year, aims to place food-insecure countries on a path toward self-sufficiency.  This formal recognition of food security as a top global development priority builds on the work of multiple... Read more...

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Implementing social safeguards in projects: A conversation with Kate Dunbar

OPIC’s new Director of Social Assessment is Kate Dunbar, who previously served as Senior Social Impact Analyst in OPIC’s Office of Investment Policy (OIP). Before joining OPIC, she conducted ethnographic research on local knowledge and perceptions... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Making cargo transport in the developing world more affordable

Cargo is loaded on a plane for transport in India, where QuantumID Technologies Inc. used a $3 million OPIC loan to introduce a cloud-based technology that is making cargo transport more affordable and more efficient. In the five years since... Read more...

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