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OPIC partners with USTDA for Twitter chat series for World Trade Month

OPIC is teaming up with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), the Small Business Administration, the Export-Import Bank, and other export, trade, and finance related agencies across the federal government this May,... Read more...

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Rebuilding Haiti one concrete block at a time

“You can’t build a country without concrete.” The statement has particular relevance in Haiti, where, more than three years since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake resulted in extensive death and destruction, the country is still working to repair and... Read more...

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OPIC‘s Project 158 drives private equity capital to emerging markets

In late 2011, OPIC issued its first Global Engagement Call for proposals from qualified emerging markets private equity fund managers. Similar to earlier requests, the Global Engagement Call again focused on driving private, patient, long-term... Read more...

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Catalyzing support for impact investing

By Mitchell L. Strauss, Special Advisor, Socially Responsible Finance Throughout our 40+ year history as the U.S. government’s development finance institution, OPIC has been transforming private capital into solutions for social and... Read more...

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Featured photo: Making use of the earth’s resources

Photo by Jake Lyell   In honor of Earth Day later this month, we are sharing this photo from the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of an abundant evening market in Msimba, Tanzania, powered by solar lights... Read more...

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Laying the foundation for investments in South Sudan

U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Susan D. Page joins South Sudan's Minister of Commerce, Industry & Investment Garang Diing Akuong and Overseas Private Investment Corporation Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou for a signing ceremony... Read more...

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Featured photo: Bolstering the dairy industry in Georgia

  Limited financing opportunities in Georgia made it difficult for the country’s dairy industry to expand production and guarantee quality. In 2009, Sante GMT, the largest dairy and juice production facility in Georgia, was approved for... Read more...

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Identifying good impact investments and measuring impact: A conversation with Ambassador John Simon, Founding Partner of Total Impact Advisors

This blog recently looked at the Medical Credit Fund, an OPIC loan recipient that is providing financing to many of the small, private healthcare clinics in Sub-Saharan Africa that serve low-income populations throughout the continent, but... Read more...

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Measuring and monitoring impact: A conversation with Margaret Kuhlow of OPIC’s Office of Investment Policy

Measuring and monitoring impact: A conversation with Margaret Kuhlow of OPIC’s Office of Investment Policy (Part one in a series) As the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, OPIC is focused on supporting projects that deliver... Read more...

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Featured photo: World Health Day: Improving Medical Technology in Russia

ACD Research Inc, a New York based company, is using OPIC insurance to access new health technology equipment for the Samara Oncology Center in Russia. This has enabled the center to offer cancer treatment with state of the art equipment and... Read more...

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