The OPIC Blog

OPIC and Habitat for Humanity partner for event on microfinance

OPIC and Habitat for Humanity partnered together for a public outreach event this week highlighting challenges and opportunities in development related to Habitat for Humanity’s annual Shelter Report. The report, Step by Step:... Read more...

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Featured photo: Solar power in Chile

A rendering of SunEdison Inc.’s planned 50.7 megawatt San Andres solar power plant in Chile. This week SunEdison, OPIC and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group closed a $100.4 million project financing arrangement for the plant, which will be... Read more...

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Seeing complex projects through to completion: A conversation with Ryan Bequai, Managing Director, OPIC Portfolio Monitoring Division

What happens when a project doesn’t progress according to its business plan? OPIC thoroughly vets projects and management teams before committing financing, but the challenges of doing business in the developing world can mean that unforeseen events... Read more...

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OPIC’s impact in California: Jobs, exports and expanded opportunities for small businesses

Investing abroad pays dividends at home. On Wednesday November 13, OPIC hosted its latestExpanding Horizons workshop in San Jose, California, where more than 170 businesses heard about the finance and insurance tools that OPIC provides to... Read more...

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Featured Photo: OPIC financing supports major ethanol plant in Hungary

OPIC labor and human rights analyst Tara Guelig visits the Pannonia Ethanol Zrt. project in the rural town of Dunaföldvár, Hungary during a recent trip to monitor the project. OPIC in 2010 approved a $60 million loan to support... Read more...

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Featured photo: Using technology to improve farm yields

This photo, one of the winners of the recent Feed the Future photo contest, shows a farmer in northern Ghana who was able to improve yields by more than 65 percent by using a dibbler to more efficiently make holes in the ground during... Read more...

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Measuring and monitoring impact: Five ways development impacts lives (Part Three in a series)

This post is the third in a series on OPIC’s work measuring and monitoring the developmental impact of the projects it supports. To view the previous posts click here and here. Each project OPIC supports delivers multiple... Read more...

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OPIC, other international finance institutions to work toward harmonizing the way they track development results

Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) such as OPIC strive to measure the local impact of their investments, but have different methods for doing so.  And, when they work jointly with the same clients, they sometimes request the same... Read more...

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