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Featured Photo: Developing the diamond supply chain and promoting diversified economic growth in Botswana

  A woman analyzes diamonds at a diamond cutting and polishing facility in Botswana, one of several OPIC-supported projects OPIC President and CEO Ray W. Washburne visited during a recent trip to Africa to explore investment... Read more...

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OPIC partner YES Bank recognized for its support of small and medium enterprises

YES Bank, an OPIC partner and India’s fourth largest bank, was recently named Best bank in India for small and medium-sized enterprises by the global financial publication Asiamoney. The publication recognized YES Bank for pioneering key... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Bringing school supplies and books to Africa

  Students at a Montessori school in Port Harcourt, Nigeria work with blocks, books and other learning materials acquired through an OPIC-supported e-commerce site that connects African schools, businesses and consumers with U.S.... Read more...

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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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