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Featured photo: Building critical infrastructure in Jordan

  Jordan’s Amman East Power Plant, built with the support of OPIC financing to AES Corp. of Arlington Virginia in 2007, significantly expanded access to electricity to help the country meet growing demand. The 400 MW combined-cycle, gas-... Read more...

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OPIC partner profile: Emerging Capital Partners on tapping the African opportunity

One of the key ways OPIC invests in global development is through emerging market private equity funds, such as Washington, DC-based Emerging Capital Partners (ECP), which invests in businesses in Africa that show strong growth potential. ECP... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Supporting American franchises in post-conflict Georgia

  This Wendy’s restaurant in downtown Tbilisi, Georgia is one of multiple projects OPIC has supported to help promote economic growth in the former Soviet Republic. OPIC financing is supporting the introduction of a group of restaurants... Read more...

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Aid and investment in global development

Decades ago, private capital flowing into developing countries was a small fraction of aid dollars. But, as noted in OPIC’s 2016 annual report, Partnering with business as a force for good, the ratio of aid to investment has flipped in recent years... Read more...

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Featured photo: U.S. Fund invests in Africa’s fast-growing telecom sector

  While telecommunications and Internet service are often taken for granted in the advanced economies, a large share of people in the developing world lack access to modern forms of communication, presenting both a great need and a... Read more...

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State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program visits OPIC

  “It is in the best interest of the United States to help our businesses to invest in the global marketplace. It is good for them to be competitive and it is also good for U.S. foreign policy,” OPIC Public Affairs and Outreach Director... Read more...

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Supporting American business in the global economy: Ellicott Dredges

Third in a series highlighting our American business partners See the first and second posts to read about other OPIC partners Ellicott Dredges LLC is an American small business that manufactures cutter-suction dredges that are used around... Read more...

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Featured photo: An award-winning OPIC project breaks ground

  ​​​​​​​In Aboadze, a coastal city in Western Ghana, construction gets underway on a 200 MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant, which is being built with the support of OPIC financing and political risk insurance. The power plant is... Read more...

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How OPIC projects make a positive impact

  OPIC is committed to supporting projects that will yield multiple sustained benefits. In our new 2016 annual report we illustrate how a single project can deliver multiple direct and indirect benefits. This infographic from the... Read more...

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Partnering with business as a force for good: Read more in OPIC’s 2016 annual report

Business can be a powerful force for good in the world and OPIC’s work in 2016 vividly demonstrated that. OPIC grew its total portfolio to $21.5 billion, and committed $3.69 billion to development, including $1.4 billion for critical... Read more...

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