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Featured photo: Bringing solar power to rural households in Nicaragua

Photo credit: Global Partnerships   Candido Rodriguez, a farmer who lives and works in a rural region of Nicaragua, was able to purchase a solar panel with the help of a local microfinance institution, Fondo de Desarrollo... Read more...

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The road to development begins with a road: OPIC receives multiple endorsements at Senate hearing

At a recent Senate hearing on International Development, OPIC was repeatedly cited for playing a leading role supporting development in ways that also support the American economy and national security. “No priority facing our nation is more... Read more...

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Why the world’s poor are a good credit risk

OPIC financing is supporting construction of the Los Castanos de Choloma affordable housing project in Honduras. By John Aldonas Deputy Vice President, OPIC Small and Medium Enterprise Finance Does it make business sense to invest in... Read more...

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Africa Day: Reflecting on progress and investing for the future

The waiting room of a health clinic in Tanzania that has used a loan from the Medical Credit Fund to upgrade its facility.   May 25 is Africa Day, which recognizes the founding of the African Union in 1963. This year,... Read more...

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Doing business in Asia Pacific

By: Astri Kimball, OPIC Senior Advisor for Policy and Operations President Obama recently announced a new OPIC commitment to sustainable power and energy projects in the Asia-Pacific region, as part of the U.S.-Asia-Pacific Comprehensive... Read more...

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Protecting your investment from political risk: A conversation with John Moran, OPIC’s Vice President of Insurance

OPIC’s political risk insurance allows U.S. businesses to take advantage of commercially attractive opportunities in emerging markets while mitigating risk and helping them to compete in a global marketplace. In this interview, John Moran,... Read more...

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Featured photo: Safe and affordable housing in Honduras

  Los Castanos de Choloma affordable housing project in Choloma, Honduras, was designed with a central park area that provides shelter from surrounding violence and encourages residents to maintain and take pride in their property. Inter... Read more...

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Inc. magazine highlights entrepreneurial opportunities in frontier markets

Countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan and Haiti “have a long way to go before earning the optimistic label ‘emerging markets,’” note the authors of a recent Inc. magazine series,Entrepreneurship on the Frontier. Nonetheless, they say that... Read more...

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Mobile healthcare for rural Ghana

  Sherry Ayittey, Ghana’s Minister of Health, seated, tours one of eight new mobile medical clinics that were introduced this month as part of the National Medical Equipment Modernization Project. OPIC is supporting the project by... Read more...

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OPIC celebrates innovation in 2012 annual report

  OPIC’s newly-released 2012 annual report showcases several key projects and agency priorities of the past year and highlights the role of innovation in our work. Innovation has long been a guiding principal at OPIC, which has... Read more...

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