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Focus on OPIC American business partners: Belstar Development

Fifth in a series highlighting our American business partners See the third and fourth posts to read about other OPIC partners ​​​​​​​ Workers in Ghana unload healthcare equipment for a Belstar supported project... Read more...

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Powering economic development: OPIC at CERAWeek

​​​​​​​OPIC joined energy industry leaders from around the world earlier this month at the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston, where OPIC Acting President Dev Jagadesan spoke on a panel about expanding access to electricity in developing markets... Read more...

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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

Fourth in a series highlighting our American business partners See the second and third posts to read about other OPIC partners   On International Women’s Day, we feature Dawn Hines, who co-founded Aventura Investment Partners... 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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