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Featured photo: World Water Week

In Ghana, water is purified to make it safe for consumption. The technology is part of the country's National Water Infrastructure Modernization Project, a partnership between Belstar Corp., a Florida company, Deutsche Bank Trust Co., and... Read more...

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It’s as simple as a stove

How one appliance can saves lives, empower women, and reduce pollution in the developing world. By Mimi Alemayehou Nearly every mother’s daily routine includes making meals for her children no matter where on this planet she happens to live.... Read more...

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Featured photo: Conserving water during irrigation

  A field in Mexico uses a drip tape irrigation system provided by Wade Rain Inc., a small business based in Tualatin, Oregon. Wade Rain’s Mexican subsidiary sells irrigation equipment — most of it manufactured in the U.S. — to small... Read more...

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OPIC helps kick off ILPA webcast series

On August 15, OPIC Chief Investment Officer Jay Koh joined IFC Chief Investment Officer and Manager David Wilton for a live webcast session on emerging market private equity. Last week, during a live webcast entitledEmerging Market... Read more...

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Measuring developmental impact: A look at Broad Cove Ecohomes Liberia

In 2011, OPIC provided a $1.9 million loan to Broad Cove Ecohomes, Liberia, the U.S. developer of middle-income homes in Liberia, where years of civil war had resulted in a wave of migration to the capital city of Monrovia, and left a... Read more...

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Featured photo: Affordable, sustainable homes in Liberia

Housing construction at the site of Broad Cove Ecohomes, Liberia outside of Monrovia. Broad Cove is using an OPIC loan to build moderately-priced houses in a region where affordable housing is virtually nonexistent. Broad Cove is using... Read more...

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Emerging market private equity: Why the angel is in the details

When OPIC hosted some clients this spring for a discussion about private equity, we conducted a highly informal survey about the climate for fundraising today and the outlook for tomorrow. The results were realistic but sobering. On a scale of... Read more...

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Investing in better harvests

Workers at the FAIM company in Rwanda begin planting new, virus-free banana plant seedlings. These seedling will help farmers boost their farm production, their incomes, and the local food supply. In Rwanda, deficient seed and plant stocks... Read more...

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International Youth Day 2012

Sunday, August 12 is International Youth Day, an annual observance supported by the United Nations (UN) calling attention to youth issues worldwide. In both developing and developed countries, young people face pressing global challenges, such... Read more...

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Elizabeth Littlefield Speaks at U.S.-South Africa Business Partnership Summit

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield at U.S.-South Africa Business Partnership Summit.   OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield at U.S.-South Africa Business Partnership Summit with The Honorable Robert Hormats,... Read more...

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