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Featured Photo: Supporting a bauxite mining and processing operation with Alcoa in West Africa

  In the Boké region in Guinea, this processing facility prepares bauxite for shipment to aluminum producers. OPIC is providing long-term financing to support the expansion of the facility, a partnership of the government of Guinea,... Read more...

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Expanding access to clean water through private sector investment

March 22 is World Water Day, an event that highlights the severe shortage of clean drinking water, and identifies the most promising solutions to address this global crisis. OPIC has partnered with American businesses on a number of water projects... Read more...

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More than four decades of supporting American businesses in emerging markets: A look at OPIC’s history

  In 1971, President Richard Nixon established OPIC as an agency of the U.S. Government. Unlike traditional aid models based on providing grants, OPIC’s model was based on private sector investment: OPIC disbursed political risk... Read more...

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Focus on OPIC’s American business partners: How a Michigan business is helping African farmers improve yields

On International Women’s Day, we feature Dawn Hines, who co-founded Aventura Investment Partners, an OPIC partner that provides Africa’s smallholder farmers, many of them women, with equipment and other value chain services to help them improve... Read more...

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OPIC partners pay back: International Community School in Kumasi, Ghana

Latest in an ongoing series looking at some of the OPIC partners who have repaid their loans in full. Read more about some of our other partners who have repaid their loans here.   The International Community School (ICS) in Kumasi,... Read more...

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Supporting American businesses in the global economy: AES Corp.

  Jordan’s 400 MW combined-cycle, gas-fired Amman East Power Plant, built with the support of OPIC financing to AES Corp. of Arlington, Virginia, significantly expanded access to electricity to help the country meet growing demand. In... Read more...

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Aid and investment in global development

Decades ago, private capital flowing into developing countries was a small fraction of aid dollars. But, as noted in OPIC’s 2016 annual report, Partnering with business as a force for good, the ratio of aid to investment has flipped in recent years... Read more...

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How OPIC projects make a positive impact

  OPIC is committed to supporting projects that will yield multiple sustained benefits. In our new 2016 annual report we illustrate how a single project can deliver multiple direct and indirect benefits. This infographic from the... Read more...

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Partnering with business as a force for good: Read more in OPIC’s 2016 annual report

Business can be a powerful force for good in the world and OPIC’s work in 2016 vividly demonstrated that. OPIC grew its total portfolio to $21.5 billion, and committed $3.69 billion to development, including $1.4 billion for critical... Read more...

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Eight year milestones: Supporting American small business

Fourth in a series See also: Eight year milestones: Deficit reduction Eight year milestones: Growth in Africa portfolio Eight year milestones: Portfolio growth ​​​​​​​ Businesses of all sizes have much to contribute to and much to gain... Read more...

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