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Featured Photo: Sustainable agriculture in Burundi

(photo credit: Hailey Tucker/One Acre Fund)   In honor of Earth Day 2017, this week’s featured photo highlights sustainable agriculture in Burundi. Juvenal, a smallholder farmer in Burundi, stands in a sea of wheat that he has... Read more...

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Oregon partner manufactures American-made equipment that improves irrigation in Mexico

  As OPIC prepares to travel to Portland, Oregon to kick off our 2017 Expanding Horizons workshop series for U.S. small businesses looking to expand abroad in emerging markets we feature one of our partners, Wade Rain, Inc., which uses... Read more...

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Myanmar delegation visits OPIC

  Last week a delegation of bank and government officials from Myanmar visited OPIC to discuss how OPIC can support investment in their country. The Southeast Asian country is the site of increased foreign investment in the wake of... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Supporting a U.S. oil and natural gas exploration company off the coast of Israel

  Off the coast of Israel in the Mediterranean Sea, a member of the OPIC team on a due diligence trip visits a drilling platform near the site where the Noble Energy Leviathan facility will be built with the support of OPIC political... Read more...

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OPIC Partners Pay Back: ContourGlobal

Latest in an ongoing series. Read about other OPIC partners who have repaid their loans in full here. ​​​​​​​ One of several CHP plants built with OPIC financing ​​​​​​​ New York-based ContourGlobal, which used OPIC financing to... Read more...

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In the Pacific Northwest region, startups and established businesses partner with OPIC

Wade Rain, one of several OPIC partners in the Pacific Northwest, uses ​​​​​​​OPIC political risk insurance to support the sale of advanced irrigation equipment in Mexico. Next month, OPIC will take its Expanding Horizons seminar for... Read more...

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OPIC supported project presented with IJGlobal African Power Deal of the Year award

  ​​​​​​​Project finance journal IJGlobal named an OPIC-supported power project in Ghana as the African Power Deal of the Year for its work to reach financial close in 2016. The project, a 200 megawatt (MW) combined cycle dual fuel... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Bringing health services to remote communities in Ghana

Today is World Health Day, an occasion to highlight the extreme shortage of healthcare in many parts of the developing world. About 44 percent of countries around the world have less than 1 physician per 1000 people. This photo shows the work of one... Read more...

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Focus on OPIC American business partners: Belstar Development

Workers in Ghana unload healthcare equipment for a Belstar supported project. Belstar is a Miami company that is serving as the lead investor in the program ​​​​​​​and OPIC is supporting Belstar with political risk insurance.  ... Read more...

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OPIC to kick off workshop series for American small businesses

OPIC Director of Corporate Development Alison Germak, talks to a small business owner at an Expanding Horizons workshop.   OPIC will kick off its 2017 Expanding Horizons small business workshop series on May 4 in Portland, Oregon... Read more...

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