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Helping SME’s invest in emerging markets: A conversation with James Polan, OPIC’s Vice President of Small and Medium Enterprise Finance

                        OPIC’s Small and Medium-Enterprise (SME) Financing is available for businesses with annual revenues of less than $400 million... Read more...

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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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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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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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Rebuilding Haiti one concrete block at a time

“You can’t build a country without concrete.” The statement has particular relevance in Haiti, where, more than three years since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake resulted in extensive death and destruction, the country is still working to repair and... Read more...

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OPIC‘s Project 158 drives private equity capital to emerging markets

In late 2011, OPIC issued its first Global Engagement Call for proposals from qualified emerging markets private equity fund managers. Similar to earlier requests, the Global Engagement Call again focused on driving private, patient, long-term... Read more...

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