The OPIC Blog

Featured photo: Elizabeth Littlefield meets with Malawian president in New York

Photo credit: Francis Mphweya, MANA   OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield met with Malawian President Joyce Banda this week at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Their meeting coincided with the opening of the... Read more...

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September Board Meeting: Priorities renewed and newer

Photo Credit: Eugene Hoshiko of the Associated Press At its September meeting, OPIC’s Board of Directors kept the agency’s focus trained on priority sectors – renewable resources; food security and safe drinking water;... Read more...

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OPIC to host Expanding Horizons workshop for small businesses, October 3 in Seattle

As more U.S. small businesses participate in the global marketplace, they are facing new questions and challenges. Expanding Horizons, a workshop for small businesses entering international markets, helps entrepreneurs explore new opportunities... Read more...

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Featured photo: The Harmelia sunflower farm in Ukraine

The Harmelia sunflower farm near Kharkiv in Ukraine, the world’s largest producer of sunflower oil. OPIC is an investor in the project through its support for the SigmaBleyzer Investment Fund for Southeast Europe. The project is having a... Read more...

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Featured photo: Guaranties for small business lending in Paraguay

  Paraguayan entrepreneur Mercedes Cabrera de Idiarte started a clothing manufacturing business with five sewing machines, and today has 25 machines, 36 employees and sells apparel across Paraguay, generating annual revenue of 200... Read more...

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OPIC earns a top rating for innovation in the federal government

In an effort to improve efficiency and reduce application review times, OPIC has put more of its application forms online. Innovation has long been a core value at OPIC: It is reflected in the groundbreaking financial and insurance... Read more...

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Monthly news wrap-up: August 2012

Late last month, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) reported that farmers in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa are increasing the use of small-scale irrigation schemes as a result of drought that puts the security of food supplies... Read more...

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