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Two OPIC partners to participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

QuantumID developed a cloud-based technology to make cargo transport more affordable and efficient.   The 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit this week in Silicon Valley will feature two OPIC partners on a panel that... Read more...

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OPIC partner Lumos recognized in “transformational business” awards

Lumos home solar systems are portable and easy to install.   Nova Lumos, an OPIC partner that is introducing home solar systems in Nigeria, was recognized with a special commendation in Financial Times/International Financial... Read more...

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How OPIC helped one Houston nonprofit expand access to clean water in Africa

OPIC travels to Houston this week, where it will host its latest Expanding Horizons workshop for small businesses interested in expanding into developing countries. Houston is also the site of one of OPIC’s early impact investing... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Expanding access to healthcare in Nigeria

Doctors at a Cedarcrest Orthopedic Clinic in Abuja show some of the advanced equipment at the facility, which has been expanded with the support of OPIC financing. At a time when limited healthcare has led many Nigerians to seek medical care in... Read more...

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OPIC partners pay back: American International School of Abuja

(Part 4 in an ongoing series) In 2006, OPIC committed a $3,250,000 loan to support the construction of a new campus for the American International School of Abuja (AISA), a day school educating Nigerian and international students from... Read more...

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OPIC’s Webb describes investment successes in vulnerable countries

Tracey Webb, OPIC Vice President, Structured Finance and Solutions, spoke on a panel on Energy Development May 19 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where she said many of OPIC’s most successful projects have been in the... Read more...

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Survey shows measured optimism for investing in emerging market private equity

OPIC provides financing and political risk insurance to emerging market private equity funds, such as the Silverlands Fund, which invests in small farms in Africa.   More than two-thirds of global limited partners plan to maintain or... Read more...

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Why emerging markets need more private equity

OPIC’s support for emerging market private equity has helped address many development challenges, including a shortage of affordable housing in Mexico.   This week, the Emerging Market Private Equity Association (EMPEA) is gathering... Read more...

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Growing Partnerships and Opportunities: Investing in the Asia-Pacific Region

Workers package raw cocoa powder at the Big Tree Farms facility in Bali, Indonesia. OPIC committed a $3.7 million loan to the company, based in Oregon, that works with cocoa and coconut farmers in to produce a variety of products like sweetener that... Read more...

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Earth Day slideshow: How OPIC invests in our planet

Each year, Earth Day presents an opportunity to highlight both the challenges the earth is facing and some of the progress made in addressing these challenges. As a development finance institution that supports development in more than 100 countries... Read more...

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