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“Open for Business” at the U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum

A Ukrainian farmer that recently gained increased financial access from Megabank, a Ukrainian banking institution with which OPIC recently partnered.   In regions around the world near or vulnerable to violent conflict,... Read more...

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Featured photo: Improving healthcare in Angola

                            Healthcare workers review files in the new Luanda Medical and Diagnostic Center in Angola’s... Read more...

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OPIC award-winning project highlights value of financial intermediaries in boosting small business lending

A milestone 2013 OPIC project to support lending to small businesses in Brazil was recognized earlier this month as Trade Finance Americas Deal of the Year by the international magazine, Trade Finance. OPIC committed a $400... Read more...

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Featured photo: Supporting clean and dependable drinking water in Algeria

In a desert city surrounded by seawater, a water desalination plant is bringing clean drinking water to many of Algiers’ residents. The plant, which uses reverse osmosis technology, was built with the support of OPIC financing to Ionics Inc.... Read more...

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Featured photo: Securing water in a water scarce region

  A worker welds a pipeline helping transport water from southern Jordan to Amman. OPIC provided financing and political risk insurance to support the construction of the 202-mile water pipeline, built byDisi Water, in Jordan – one of... Read more...

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Obama highlights OPIC’s role supporting development in India

President Barack Obama this week highlighted OPIC’s work supporting lending to small and medium businesses in India, when he spoke at the U.S. India Business Council. Obama, who visited India along with OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield to... Read more...

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U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative – Supporting renewable energy to power Africa

By John Morton, OPIC Chief of Staff Imagine an expanse of land stretching from the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge in which most residents live their daily lives without a single watt of electricity. Some 300 million Americans... Read more...

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Featured photo: Modern machinery for smallholder farmers in Senegal

Smallholder farmers harvest grain more efficiently with modern equipment provided by Aventura Investment Partners, an OPIC client that provides both equipment and training on best practices to help these farmers significantly improve yields.... Read more...

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Impressive solar energy focus helps OPIC bolster U.S.-Chile relations

Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet and U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House, June 30. The two leaders met to discuss U.S.-Chile relations, including OPIC’s support for a major solar power project in Chile. Photo courtesy CSPAN.... Read more...

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The little document that makes a big difference in project finance: Why a Bankable PPA helps private investment in African power

One of the ways OPIC supports President Obama’s Power Africa initiative – in addition to providing loans and insurance to help build new power plants – is by sharing its extensive experience doing business in emerging markets. The Agency has... Read more...

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