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Ten facts and forecasts that illustrate the demand for renewable energy in the developing world

OPIC is an active participant this week in Secretary Kerry’s Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum, focused on clean energy and energy efficiency in the developing world. As the forum kicked off on Oct. 20, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth... Read more...

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OPIC to honor clients whose work is having a positive impact in the developing world

Some of the 5,000 residents of the Los Castanos de Choloma housing community in Honduras, which Inter-Mac International Inc. built with the support of OPIC financing. In 2014, OPIC awarded Inter-Mac an OPIC Impact Award in the Access to... Read more...

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Jobs, local procurement and support for local enterprises: How OPIC supports small businesses in Michigan

OPIC kicks off its 2015 Expanding Horizons workshop series next week with a May 7 workshop in Detroit, where small businesses can learn about some of the opportunities of expanding into emerging markets and the OPIC finance and... Read more...

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‘Renewable energy is critical’: OPIC is featured in The Jerusalem Post

The Jerusalem Post highlighted an upcoming trip by OPIC’s Brian O’Hanlon to a green energy conference in Israel. O’Hanlon, OPIC’s director of business development for renewable energy and sustainable development, plans to attend the... Read more...

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Geothermal key to powering Africa

By Stephen Morel Climate Finance Specialist, OPIC In the next three years, Africa is expected to see an unprecedented amount of geothermal power come online. Through President Obama’s Power Africa initiative, OPIC is poised to be a key... Read more...

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On World Food Day, a story of restoring potato crops to Tanzania

  Family and smallholder farmers play a global role in protecting our environment, eliminating hunger and achieving sustainable development – especially in developing nations. On October 16, World Food Day will highlight this... Read more...

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Development, National Security And OPIC: Secretary Kerry Connects the Dots

Secretary of State John Kerry offered a sweeping view of the power of global development last week, when he spoke at USAID’s Frontiers in Development conference. Kerry stressed that extreme poverty and other major world development challenges... Read more...

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OPIC In New Jersey: A Look At How OPIC Investments Support Multiple Businesses

OPIC hosts its final Expanding Horizons workshop of the year September 23 in Trenton, New Jersey, where small businesses will gather to learn more about the benefits of expanding into developing markets overseas. OPIC has been hosting... Read more...

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U.S. Department of Commerce highlights historic U.S.-Africa Business Forum and the significant gains for Africa-U.S. business ties

Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig is seen speaking with OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, which took place during the week of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Credit... Read more...

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Highlights from the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

“What some say is a problem is actually a massive investment opportunity,” Nigeria’s Minister of Power Chinedu Nebo stressed at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit last week, discussing the widespread lack of energy access across the continent... Read more...

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