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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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Eight year milestones: Deficit reduction

Third in a series See also: Eight year milestones: Growth in Africa portfolio Eight year milestones: Portfolio growth ​​​​​​​ OPIC’s model of supporting development by providing loans rather than grants enables it to operate as a self-... Read more...

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OPIC ranks Number One for Innovation in the Federal Government, second overall in “Best Places to Work” survey

​​​​​​​ The OPIC team prides itself in being a collaborative group that is committed to developing innovative solutions to supporting development around the world. These qualities were confirmed last week in a new survey that ranked OPIC Number... Read more...

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Eight year milestones: Growth in Africa portfolio

Second in a series. See the first post, Eight year milestones: Portfolio growth ​​​​​​​ The vast majority of the world’s low income countries are in Africa. Africa is also home to a disproportionate share of many major development challenges... Read more...

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OPIC’s anniversary for success

This week at OPIC, we’re marking one of our favorite anniversaries: the day that 32 years ago, back in 1984, we presented President Ronald Reagan with a check for $50 million, making good on our promise to pay back every cent of the funds that... Read more...

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Tracey Webb explains OPIC’s role to help advance development

In the latest edition of the online magazine AR3, OPIC Vice President Tracey Webb talks about the role OPIC plays in mobilizing private capital in order to advance development in Africa. Reprinted here in full Lumos developed home solar... Read more...

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Eight year milestones: Portfolio growth

First in a series ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ In the next several weeks, we’ll be highlighting the accomplishments OPIC has made over the past eight years. One key metric that captures the Agency’s progress, is the growth in the total global portfolio,... Read more...

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