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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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OPIC’s small business workshop is making its way to Oakland

California-based Sambazon used OPIC financing to build a sustainable acai berry processing facility in the Brazilian rainforest.   OPIC is traveling to Oakland, Calif. this week to host its final Expanding Horizons small business... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Women working to advance food security in Tanzania

  In honor of Feed the Future week, we are showcasing some of the ways OPIC supports increased food production around the world. In Tanzania, these three women show off one of the tractors they operate at the Kilombero Plantations... Read more...

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Featured photo: A date producer creates jobs and economic opportunity in the West Bank

In the West Bank city of Jericho, local women work at the Nakheel Palestine processing facility preparing a variety of quality dates for sale in markets around the world. OPIC supports Nakheel through its financing to the Siraj Palestine... Read more...

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OPIC President visits Ukraine to explore investment opportunities

  On his first official visit as OPIC President and CEO, Ray Washburne reiterated the Agency’s commitment to Ukraine, a country where OPIC has quadrupled its investment in recent years. “We’ve got a full pipeline of deals that we’re... Read more...

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Did you know: Since 2014, OPIC has quadrupled its portfolio in Ukraine

  The Astarta-Kyiv sugar plant is one of multiple projects OPIC supports in Ukraine, where OPIC has quadrupled its portfolio since 2014. OPIC provided financing to the plant through a Citi framework, enabling the plant to modernize and... Read more...

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Dallas Morning News features new OPIC President and the mission to boost U.S. interests around the globe

Washburne arrives in Kazakhstan, on his first official visit as OPIC President   Ray Washburne, OPIC’s newly confirmed President and CEO, was featured this week in the Dallas Morning News, where he spoke about the ways that... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Improving livestock health in Zambia

  In Zambia, healthy cattle graze on a local farm that has been able to improve animal health with the support of the Silverlands Fund, an OPIC partner that invests in a variety of agricultural businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa. By... Read more...

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