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OPIC in the news: Moving Afghanistan from an "aid economy" to an "entrepreneurial economy"

CNN.com recently explored what happens when the military surge in Afghanistan ends, and highlighted how an OPIC-backed investment can help stimulate many times more the original amount in private-sector investment. “For a $20 million from... Read more...

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Avoiding economic depression in Afghanistan: How private-sector investment can help

By Elizabeth Littlefield, OPIC President and CEO Earlier this month, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee offered a grim forecast about the future of Afghanistan, warning that the country could face “a severe economic depression” after... Read more...

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OPIC project in India wins green energy award

In 2009, OPIC approved a loan to India’s Husk Power Systems Inc. to build a series of energy generation facilities that convert rice husk waste into electricity to serve rural villages. This week, Husk won the Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy, a... Read more...

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Photos: Kabul Marriott project

On June 6, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the construction site of the Kabul Marriott, a project backed by an OPIC loan.            ... Read more...

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