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The Deal highlights OPIC’s work bringing stability to developing countries

OPIC-supported Amman East Power Plant in Jordan was the country’s first independent power plant.    OPIC’s financial services continue to be a stabilizing force for investments in conflict-ridden, unpredictable... Read more...

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Catching the spirit of the horse: Investing in small businesses and entrepreneurs in Mongolia

By Ajay Rao Associate Director, OPIC Small and Medium Enterprise finance During the Mongolian festival of Naadam, it is said that whomever catches the sweat of the winning horse during the national horse race will enjoy renewed happiness,... Read more...

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OPIC’s work supporting high-impact projects featured on SME Finance Forum

  OPIC’s Portfolio for Impact (PI) pilot program was formed after the Agency started noticing that promising applications for financing were coming from businesses that were smaller and younger than the typical OPIC client. Many lacked... Read more...

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Regulatory reforms are making it easier to do business in Sub-Saharan Africa and other developing economies

OPIC supports this agriculture project in Senegal, one of multiple African countries that have adopted regulatory reforms to improve the local business climate.    The number of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa that are... Read more...

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New OPIC business development “HUB” aims to improve outreach with new and existing partners

OPIC commits to about 100 new projects each year, spanning sectors from agriculture to energy, financial services to technology, across multiple countries. While demand is strong for OPIC financing and political risk insurance to support these... Read more...

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In our words: New video features OPIC team on OPIC’s innovative spirit and impact

 What does the OPIC team have to say about OPIC? “This is really a great place to be, to be able to make a difference, a real difference, a palpable difference in people’s lives around the world.” “People have ingenuity, tenacity... Read more...

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Expanding our work in Africa: OPIC joins world leaders at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

OPIC joined leaders from the public and private sectors in New York City last week at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum; a day focused on trade and investment opportunities on the continent for African heads of government and American business... Read more...

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How OPIC-supported projects help progress toward Global Food Security

The Global Food Security Act, which passed in July this year, aims to place food-insecure countries on a path toward self-sufficiency.  This formal recognition of food security as a top global development priority builds on the work of multiple... Read more...

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OPIC partners pay back: Global Partnerships

 Latest in an ongoing series Read more about some other OPIC partners that have repaid their loans in full. The Eye Fund Juan Santamaria International Airport Sante GMT International School of Abuja One of the ways OPIC... Read more...

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White House National Security Council features OPIC delegation on progress in post-Ebola nations

“We wanted to bring international private investors to explore opportunities in priority sectors such as infrastructure, power, health care and education.  And, we wanted to send a positive signal to the rest of the world that, once again,... Read more...

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