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Insights into the renewable energy sector: A conversation with Lynn Tabernacki, OPIC's Managing Director of Renewable and Clean Energy Programs

OPIC’s focus on renewable resources supports projects in wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower, biomass and other sustainable sources of energy, which will reduce carbon emissions, improve access to electricity and support economic growth. In... Read more...

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Featured photo: Improving financial inclusion through microfinance

Photo Credit: Joseph Kirai   OPIC President & CEO Elizabeth Littlefield, Equity Bank founder James Mwangi (far left) and other bank representatives visit a branch in Nairobi, Kenya, to learn more about improving financial... Read more...

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Expanding access to banking and credit in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Featured photo: Expanding Horizons conference in Chicago

At the latest Expanding Horizons conference in Chicago, GWA Innovative Technologies’ Thomas Anokye (center) and John Martinson (right) meet with Alison Germak-Gatchev, OPIC’s director of business development, to discuss a proposal to redevelop a... Read more...

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OPIC has another record-setting year for renewable resources

This week, OPIC announced that its commitments to renewable resources projects rose 41 percent in Fiscal Year 2012, which ended September 30, to set a new record of $1.55 billion. The news follows last year’s  record setting pace,... Read more...

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On World Food Day, some facts about food and development

Tuesday, October 16 is World Food Day, which marks the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAO) 67 years ago, and calls attention each year to the persistent problem of world hunger. While FAO says... Read more...

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Featured photo: Students singing at Nairobi’s Ongata Pine Breeze Academy

  Lillian Alwi, right, leads students in song at the Ongata Pine Breeze Academy outside Nairobi, Kenya. As school director, Alwi has used two loans from the Kenya Women’s Finance Trust (KWFT) to build Pine Breeze into a bustling source... Read more...

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OPIC monitoring trip to Kenya

By: Tim Harwood An interdepartmental OPIC team traveled to Kenya in June to monitor the performance of three financial institutions whose microfinance lending is supported by the agency:  Musoni, the Kenya Women’s Finance Trust, and... Read more...

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Featured photo: Support for OPIC’s renewable energy effort

  Lynn Tabernacki, OPIC’s Managing Director of Renewable and Clean Energy, right, leads a discussion with National Renewable Energy Laboratory staffers Laura Harrington, Adam Warren and Jeff Bedard (from left), and OPIC’s Sarah Carta... Read more...

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Monthly news wrap-up: September 2012

Last month, the General Assembly of the United Nations convened to begin the General Debate of the 67th Session and leaders from 193 countries congregated in New York City to discuss some of the world’s toughest issues. As ... Read more...

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