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Beyond BRIC: The next economic giants

A branch of Garanti bank in Turkey, a bank that is using OPIC financing to increase lending to small businesses and female entrepreneurs.     It’s been 13 years since economist Jim O’Neill coined the term ... Read more...

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Littlefield in AllAfrica: Africa can be transformed with public-private investment

How can Africa fully compete when countless factories and computers go dark during rolling blackouts? How can it compete in an era of non-stop, round-the-clock communication when millions go home to candles or lanterns? Although Africa has made... Read more...

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Measuring and monitoring impact: Five ways development impacts lives (Part Three in a series)

This post is the third in a series on OPIC’s work measuring and monitoring the developmental impact of the projects it supports. To view the previous posts click here and here. Each project OPIC supports delivers multiple... Read more...

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OPIC, other international finance institutions to work toward harmonizing the way they track development results

Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) such as OPIC strive to measure the local impact of their investments, but have different methods for doing so.  And, when they work jointly with the same clients, they sometimes request the same... Read more...

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Measuring and monitoring impact: OPIC’s Office of Investment Policy (Part Two in a series)

Earlier this year, The OPIC Blog featured Margaret Kuhlow, Vice President, Office of Investment Policy, which works to ensure that OPIC-supported projects deliver real and measurable benefits in their host countries. This post, the second... Read more...

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Collaboration among development institutions can catalyze more green investments in the developing world

OPIC supports green investments in a variety of sectors from clean energy to clean water and sustainable agriculture and forestry. By Brian O’Hanlon, Director of Business Development, Political and Sovereign Risk Last week, I joined... Read more...

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Alemayehou: Public private partnerships can transform Africa

As much of Africa enjoys a period of unprecedented economic growth, it also faces the challenge of how to sustain and extend this progress. In a recent piece for AllAfrica.com, OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou notes that augmenting and... Read more...

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OPIC’s Office of Accountability invites public comments on how it provides services

OPIC established its Office of Accountability (OA) in 2005 to provide an independent mechanism to address complaints or concerns that can arise around the environmental or social dimensions of OPIC-supported projects.  The office helps ensure... Read more...

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World Humanitarian Day: The world needs more impact investing

In 2003, the United Nations created World Humanitarian Day to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. This year, the United Nations has created a new campaign called“The World Needs More” ... Read more...

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Featured photo: Bringing modern, affordable healthcare to Pakistan

  OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield (far left) tours the Aga Khan Hospital and Medical College in Karachi during her July visit to Pakistan. An OPIC loan is supporting the renovation and expansion of the facility that will... Read more...

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