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International Women’s Day: Six ways OPIC supports women around the world

MARCH 08, 2013 By Judith Pryor, Vice President, OPIC Office of External Affairs Since 1987, the United States has recognized March as Women’s History Month, and since the early 1900s, International Women’s Day has been observed all... Read more...

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Two OPIC deals named on IFC’s list of top public-private partnerships

OPIC’s 2008 deal to provide financing and political risk insurance to ContourGlobal is helping increase electricity generation in Togo. Photo Credit: ContourGlobal.   Public-private partnerships have long been at the core of... Read more...

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A world of opportunity: OPIC’s interactive map feature

    OPIC’s support of U.S. private investment extends around the globe to 160 developing and post-conflict countries. As the U.S. government’s development finance institution, OPIC catalyzes revenues, jobs and growth opportunities... Read more...

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Featured photo: Housing construction in Haiti

  The Cabaret Housing Settlement in Haiti, where about 156 houses will be built, is helping to address a critical need for housing in Haiti, where more than 360,000 people continue to live in tents and other temporary housing in the wake... Read more...

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OPIC’s President and CEO heads to Haiti to support micro lending for sustainable reconstruction

This week, OPIC’s President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield will lead a delegation of OPIC representatives on a visit to Haiti to launch an important mortgage finance project developed in partnership with the U.S. Agency for... Read more...

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PBS Newshour features OPIC client Husk Power

Rice is a staple of the diet in India but until recently the rice husks that were left behind in the milling process served no purpose – aside from generating a lot of waste.  OPIC’s $750,000 loan in 2009 to the startup Husk Power Systems... Read more...

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OPIC monitoring trip to Kenya: Big plans becoming reality

By: Tim Harwood An interdepartmental OPIC team traveled to Kenya in 2012 to monitor the performance of three financial institutions whose microfinance lending is supported by the agency: Musoni, the Kenya Women’s Finance Trust  DTM... Read more...

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Featured photo: Supporting small businesses in Africa

  In Nairobi, Kenya, Equity Bank CEO Dr. James Mwangi (center) introduces OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield to Equity Bank agent Maureen Wambugu (right). One of the bank’s community branches is surrounded by several local... Read more...

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OPIC and GE partner to bring clean cookstoves to East Africa

Last Thursday, outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a new OPIC partnership with GE to finance a clean cookstoves project in East Africa – one of a select series of public-private partnerships producing... Read more...

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Meeting the global unemployment challenge

A report earlier this month from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) offered some staggering measures of worldwide unemployment. IFC said there are currently 200 million people unemployed around the world – a number roughly equivalent to the... Read more...

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