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How access to finance supports economic stability in Iraq

​​​​​​​OPIC has in recent years increasingly focused its investments in regions affected by conflict. By supporting economic development in these regions, OPIC supports national security and foreign policy priorities, and today about one-third of... Read more...

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OPIC’s innovative culture at work around the world

This week OPIC ranked Number One for Innovation among all U.S. Government Agencies in the Partnership for Public Service survey. This photo, of irrigation equipment that is being used to extend the growing season in Kpalime, Togo,... Read more...

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How OPIC’s guaranteed loans to microfinance institutions benefit people in emerging markets

The World Bank estimates that two billion people – 38 percent of the world’s adults – do not have access to formal financial services and that their ranks include almost three-quarters of the world’s poor. While microfinance institutions that... 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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New case study by Convergence highlights OPIC-supported blended fund targeting SMEs across 20 countries

By Chris Clubb, Managing Director of New Products and Knowledge, Convergence In the world of development finance, we often hear the same question: how can public funders use their capital more catalytically to attract private capital in order to... Read more...

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How OPIC is helping advance financial inclusion in India

By Iftin Fatah, OPIC Portfolio Monitoring Specialist – Development Partnership Framework Division  Three women who access financial services through an OPIC-supported microfinance institution use loans to support their farms and... Read more...

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OPIC’s Littlefield on Medium blog: Microfinance, charting new territory

OPIC, recently announced surpassing $1 billion in microfinance support, and has been taking a closer look at our microfinance portfolio. This week on Medium, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield discusses why OPIC’s... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Peruvian artisan turns craft into a successful business

Peruvian artisan, Inés Callanaupa, received financing through OPIC-partner Global Partnerships to grow her business and is an example of how OPIC reached a milestone of $1 billion in microfinance loans. Callanaupa has used the... Read more...

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Partner spotlight: How MicroVest combines a commercial and social approach to microfinance investing

MicroVest invests in microfinance institutions in over 30 countries, including Sonata Finance, which supports entrepreneurs in India.   Earlier this week OPIC announced that it has surpassed $1 billion in financing to... Read more...

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Advancing development by investing in microfinance: OPIC’s Richard Greenberg explains

OPIC, which has actively supported microfinance investment for more than a decade, recentlyannounced that it has surpassed the $1 billion mark in financing to support microfinance projects around the world. Here, Richard Greenberg, OPIC Managing... Read more...

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