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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 supports... 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,... Read more...

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Guest post: How the Jordan Loan Guaranty Facility is helping small businesses in Jordan access the finance they need to grow

By Adnan Afaneh, Head of Credit, Jordan Loan Guarantee Facility One of the key ways that OPIC supports development around the world is by working to expand access to financial services. This guest post looks at one OPIC-supported project that... Read more...

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Advancing global development through impact investing: OPIC featured in OnFrontiers

Impact Investing encompasses many sectors, including healthcare.   What constitutes an impact investment? OPIC’s Dia Martin offers a simple explanation. It covers, she says, the things “you need to live” including agriculture,... Read more...

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Partner spotlight: How One Acre Fund supports Africa’s smallest farmers

One Acre Fund helped this widowed Rwandan farmer more than double her harvests.   It sounds counterintuitive that farmers could be food insecure but small subsistence farmers often maintain just a single acre of land and... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Supporting producers of bird’s eye chili peppers

Picking birdseye chili peppers in Uganda   In Eastern Uganda, bird’s eye chili pepper farmers are producing more chili peppers and connecting to larger markets. OPIC partner and 2015 OPIC Impact Award winner... Read more...

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