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OPIC-supported hospital project in Angola wins sustainability award

  An OPIC-supported medical center in Angola’s capitol city has won the Sustainability and Operational Excellence Challenge from the EMPEA Institute for demonstrating “outstanding sustainable impact from an operational, environmental,... Read more...

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Featured Photo: OPIC supported wind farm receives "Smart Project" recognition

  OPIC has been recognized for supporting construction of the first utility-scale power project in Indonesia, the PT UPC Sidrap Bayu Energi wind farm, which received a "Smart Project" citation for Best Practices from Project Finance... Read more...

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Throwback Thursday: "Without OPIC it is highly unlikely this project would have moved forward"

  In 2013, the Mariscal Sucre International Airport opened outside of Quito, Ecuador, replacing what had been considered an operationally obsolete and relatively dangerous airport with one of Latin America’s most modern. The new airport... Read more...

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A far-reaching impact: Read OPIC's latest Annual Policy Report

The Quiport airport project empowers women-owned small businesses in Ecuador by offering training and additional business opportunities in the area.   OPIC recently published its Annual Policy Report for 2016 showing how the 80... Read more...

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Developing a common language around currency: OPIC’s Bohigian speaks at TCX conference

“I believe that development finance is a tool that can lead the way to a more peaceful and prosperous 21st Century,” OPIC Executive Vice President David Bohigian said this week in an address on the importance of mitigating foreign exchange risk... Read more...

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Dallas Morning News features new OPIC President and the mission to boost U.S. interests around the globe

Washburne arrives in Kazakhstan, on his first official visit as OPIC President   Ray Washburne, OPIC’s newly confirmed President and CEO, was featured this week in the Dallas Morning News, where he spoke about the ways that... Read more...

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OPIC's Global Energy Program marks its tenth year bringing electricity to underserved populations around the world

​​​​​​​This year marks the 10th anniversary of OPIC’s Global Energy Program, established in 2007 to support projects to expand access to electricity, one of the world’s major development challenges. Over the past decade, the program has committed... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Extending the growing season in Kenya

(Photo Credit: Hailey Tucker/One Acre Fund)   In Western Kenya, these smallholder farmers work with OPIC partner One Acre Fund, to plant their crop earlier in the season to increase their yields. Throughout Sub-Saharan Africa,... Read more...

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OPIC partners pay back: Joshi Technologies

Latest in an ongoing series American small business Joshi Technologies used OPIC financing to bring innovative drilling technology to an aging oil field in Colombia. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​   Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Joshi Technologies... Read more...

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American ingenuity in the developing world: OPIC featured in AllAfrica

    This week, as the small West African country of Togo hosts the AGOA Forum to foster improved economic relations between the U.S. and Africa, it will also showcase a major OPIC-supported power project that stands as... Read more...

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