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At Global Entrepreneurship Summit, OPIC highlights need for investment in women

  Last week, OPIC joined leaders at the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India. The theme for this year’s event, “Women First, Prosperity for All”, focused on increasing economic opportunities for women entrepreneurs.... Read more...

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OPIC CEO says commitment to Asia is "very strong"

  This week in Hyderabad, India, OPIC President and CEO Ray Washburne joined world leaders at the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. While there, Washburne had the opportunity to sit down with CNBC and discuss investment in India and... Read more...

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OPIC makes initial disbursement in El Salvador solar project

  OPIC has made its initial disbursement in the Bosforo solar project in El Salvador, which will add a total of 100 MW of power across ten individual solar plants. The project, which is being built by AES Corporation of Arlington,... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Supporting more bountiful harvests worldwide

  This Thanksgiving, we showcase one of the many projects OPIC supports to help increase food production and improve the livelihoods of small farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Agriculture is central to Senegal’s economy and is the... Read more...

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Featured Photo: A fresh approach to sanitation in Kenya

  In a slum near Nairobi, schoolchildren gather outside a series of toilets that have brought modern sanitation to a region where inadequate sewage is a leading cause of disease. These Fresh Life toilets are made by Sanergy Inc., an OPIC... Read more...

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Ground breaks on OPIC-supported project to bolster energy security in Ukraine

  Ukraine’s national nuclear operator has broken ground on an OPIC-supported project to build new storage for the country’s spent nuclear fuel, using equipment manufactured by a Camden, New Jersey company. OPIC earlier this year... Read more...

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OPIC partner Phatisa discusses Africa's investment opportunities

  Several of Africa’s poorest countries not only have a significant need for investment in agriculture, they also present a significant opportunity, OPIC partner Phatisa explains in this piece on its partnership with OPIC. In these... Read more...

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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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