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Unlocking private climate investment: Two lessons from OPIC and Ex-Im Bank

By Giulia Christianson, Sustainable Finance, World Resources Institute Overcoming the climate change challenge won’t come cheap. A World Economic Forum report released last year, for example, estimates that the world will need to invest... Read more...

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Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award winners: Inter-Mac International

  When OPIC leadership set out to identify outstanding clients for its inaugural Impact Awards held earlier this month, one award category, Access to Finance, generated a three way tie. This abundance of excellent work underscores... Read more...

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Spotlight on OPIC’s Impact Award in the access to finance category

The inaugural OPIC Impact Awards are just over a week away and we’re on the third post in the series to introduce the six categories represented at the event:  Renewable Resources, Critical Infrastructure, Access to Finance... Read more...

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Project spotlight: Hamma desalination plant provides clean drinking water for hundreds of thousands of Algerian families

A decade ago, Algeria’s capital city of Algiers was suffering a severe shortage of clean drinking water, resulting in strict rationing, stockpiling, as well as the consumption of dirty water by households and farms. The solution, as with so... Read more...

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OPIC and Amethis Finance support Africa’s priority sectors for economic growth

On September 5, in Paris, France, Overseas Private Investment Corporation President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield and Executive President and Co-Founder of Amethis Finance Luc Rigouzzo signed a $150 million credit line dedicated to... Read more...

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Featured photo: OPIC supports literacy in developing countries

In honor of International Literacy Day on September 8, this week we feature a photo of a student at the International Community School in Kumasi, Ghana. An OPIC loan has helped fund the expansion of this K-12 school, which offers... Read more...

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Alemayehou: Public private partnerships can transform Africa

As much of Africa enjoys a period of unprecedented economic growth, it also faces the challenge of how to sustain and extend this progress. In a recent piece for AllAfrica.com, OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou notes that augmenting and... Read more...

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Featured photo: Bringing modern, affordable healthcare to Pakistan

  OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield (far left) tours the Aga Khan Hospital and Medical College in Karachi during her July visit to Pakistan. An OPIC loan is supporting the renovation and expansion of the facility that will... Read more...

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Client spotlight: Global Partnerships invests more than just money in poor communities in Latin America

                      What do the world’s poor people need? Money is one simple answer, but money alone is often not enough to support long-term solutions to... Read more...

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Featured photo: Local retailer supports jobs and sustainable development in Guatemala

  The Guatemala City flagship store of Cemaco, a family-owned business that operates 20 retail stores throughout Guatemala selling hardware, home goods ,toys and baby gear. OPIC, through a loan guaranty to World Business Capital,... Read more...

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