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Protecting your investment from political risk: A conversation with John Moran, OPIC’s Vice President of Insurance

OPIC’s political risk insurance allows U.S. businesses to take advantage of commercially attractive opportunities in emerging markets while mitigating risk and helping them to compete in a global marketplace. In this interview, John Moran,... Read more...

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Featured photo: Safe and affordable housing in Honduras

  Los Castanos de Choloma affordable housing project in Choloma, Honduras, was designed with a central park area that provides shelter from surrounding violence and encourages residents to maintain and take pride in their property. Inter... Read more...

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Inc. magazine highlights entrepreneurial opportunities in frontier markets

Countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan and Haiti “have a long way to go before earning the optimistic label ‘emerging markets,’” note the authors of a recent Inc. magazine series,Entrepreneurship on the Frontier. Nonetheless, they say that... Read more...

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Mobile healthcare for rural Ghana

  Sherry Ayittey, Ghana’s Minister of Health, seated, tours one of eight new mobile medical clinics that were introduced this month as part of the National Medical Equipment Modernization Project. OPIC is supporting the project by... Read more...

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OPIC celebrates innovation in 2012 annual report

  OPIC’s newly-released 2012 annual report showcases several key projects and agency priorities of the past year and highlights the role of innovation in our work. Innovation has long been a guiding principal at OPIC, which has... Read more...

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Featured photo: OPIC supports African businesses through the Ethos Fund

  Workers at Plumblink, a South African supplier of plumbing and sanitation equipment that is one of the investments of the OPIC-supported Ethos Fund, that invests in African businesses. OPIC is one of the largest sponsors of private... Read more...

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Rebuilding Haiti one concrete block at a time

“You can’t build a country without concrete.” The statement has particular relevance in Haiti, where, more than three years since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake resulted in extensive death and destruction, the country is still working to repair and... Read more...

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OPIC‘s Project 158 drives private equity capital to emerging markets

In late 2011, OPIC issued its first Global Engagement Call for proposals from qualified emerging markets private equity fund managers. Similar to earlier requests, the Global Engagement Call again focused on driving private, patient, long-term... Read more...

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Catalyzing support for impact investing

By Mitchell L. Strauss, Special Advisor, Socially Responsible Finance Throughout our 40+ year history as the U.S. government’s development finance institution, OPIC has been transforming private capital into solutions for social and... Read more...

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Laying the foundation for investments in South Sudan

U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Susan D. Page joins South Sudan's Minister of Commerce, Industry & Investment Garang Diing Akuong and Overseas Private Investment Corporation Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou for a signing ceremony... Read more...

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