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This OPIC-supported startup is connecting U.S. retailers to Africa's growing middle class

  By Chris Folayan Founder and CEO MallforAfrica.com This piece originally ran in How We Made it in Africa ​​​​​​​ In 2013, I was a successful California-based entrepreneur, who had already built and sold multiple high-tech... Read more...

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Investment as a stabilizing force: Highlights from OPIC’s 2017 annual report

OPIC investments in 2017 helped create jobs and opportunity in developing countries and helped American businesses enter challenging international markets. OPIC’s latest annual report highlights many of the agency’s recent success stories, from... Read more...

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Helping developing countries raise capital

OPIC political risk insurance product holds promise for financing large infrastructure projects  OPIC’s Schweigart (center) and Johnston (second from right) with officials from Energoatom.   One of the key ways... Read more...

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Did you know? American businesses support global development

In a new series of photo essays, OPIC explores the far-ranging impact of the projects it supports. One of OPIC’s biggest infrastructure projects was the Mariscal Sucre International Airport, also known as Quiport, in Quito, Ecuador. Built with... Read more...

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"The company that makes Africa work better”: A $7 million loan creates invaluable impact in East Africa

This is the first blog in a series showcasing the stories of the people and communities that have benefited from OPIC’s investment in development.   Alistair Group, a shipping and logistics company based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania,... Read more...

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American businesses in the global economy: A look at how investment in development opens new markets

At a time when the vast majority of the world’s consumers live outside the U.S., these businesses can reach more consumers by engaging in distant markets. But how do major American brands enter and expand in emerging markets? There’s not... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Expanding access to affordable healthcare in Cameroon

  In Yaoundé, Cameroon, the OPIC-supported Magrabi ICO Cameroon Eye Institute provides affordable eye care and sight-saving cataract surgery to thousands. Blindness is twice as common in Africa as it is worldwide, and blindness caused by... Read more...

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Cameroon hospital offers a model for Africa - and the world: OPIC featured in the Cameroon Post

OPIC Executive Vice President David Bohigian who traveled with an OPIC delegation to West Africa this week, wrote in the Cameroon Post about OPIC’s model of investing in development and about one healthcare project the agency supports in Cameroon.... Read more...

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Investing in Africa's next stage of growth: OPIC featured in Ghana News

“There was a time when relatively few foreign investors recognized Africa’s potential. But for several years now, Africa has been widely seen as a region that not only had a great need for investment in infrastructure, healthcare, technology and... Read more...

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OPIC by the numbers: 2017

OPIC committed to multiple projects in 2017 to increase support for women in the developing world and unlock the multi-trillion dollar investment opportunity they represent.       As 2017 comes to... Read more...

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