The OPIC Blog

Putting the “Impact” in Investing

The recent Global Philanthropy Forum in Washington D.C. drew hundreds of participants from the worlds of finance and philanthropy, underscoring the growing interest in focusing private investments on projects that will advance a social... Read more...

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Microfinance support for small businesses in Israel

Small businesses are so universally recognized as a key “engine of the economy,” that that very phrase has become cliché. But the fact remains that banks prefer lending money to established organizations. This recent Times of Israel ... Read more...

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Addressing the lack of long-term lending for renewable energy

"Despite significant growth over the past few years, India’s renewable energy sector remains underserved, primarily due to the inability of financial institutions to offer long-term lending,” OPIC recently explained in a blog post for the U.S.... Read more...

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Development and health

Saturday April 7 is World Health Day, an annual event the World Health Organization hosts to call attention to public health challenges across the planet. Although these health challenges are not confined to developing countries, many of the... Read more...

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Dr. Lawrence Spinelli, OPIC's Director of Public Affairs: "The credit crisis is a very real challenge for businesses and OPIC is here to help them."

  How OPIC has made a special effort to work with small businesses As the Director of Public Affairs for OPIC, Dr. Larry Spinelli spearheads the Expanding Horizons seminars and workshops, which help educate American small- and... Read more...

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OPIC in Action: Expanding Education Opportunities for Palestinian Children

                          OPIC’s Robert Drumheller and Maria Goravanchi recently met with primary school children at Ibrahim School in Jenin... Read more...

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