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How OPIC’s investments in development support American businesses

The OPIC-supported BMR Jamaica Wind Project is one of many OPIC-supported projects that resulted in the procurement of U.S. goods and services.    OPIC-supported projects that help American businesses expand into fast-... Read more...

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OPIC Partner Aga Khan Development Network inaugurates first campus of University of Central Asia, an investment in the region’s future

A view of the University of Central Asia in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic.   By David Taylor, Communications Officer, Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. For decades, a high-quality university in Central Asia that spans the countries and... Read more...

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OPIC-supported Atlantic Village apartments help ease Iraq’s housing shortage

Construction begins on the Atlantic Village apartments For more than three decades, Iraq has suffered a housing shortage that has forced up prices of existing houses and apartments, making them unaffordable to many families. This year... Read more...

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Development finance and OPIC take center stage at international think tanks

OPIC played a prominent role this month on two panels hosted by international think tanks, underscoring the growing recognition of the critical role development finance institutions play in development. OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L.... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Providing healthcare in violence prone regions

  A baby receives a medical exam from a doctor working with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a relief agency that uses OPIC political risk insurance to support its work responding to humanitarian crises in more than 20 countries... Read more...

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In our words: New video features OPIC team on OPIC’s innovative spirit and impact

 What does the OPIC team have to say about OPIC? “This is really a great place to be, to be able to make a difference, a real difference, a palpable difference in people’s lives around the world.” “People have ingenuity, tenacity... Read more...

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Expanding our work in Africa: OPIC joins world leaders at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

OPIC joined leaders from the public and private sectors in New York City last week at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum; a day focused on trade and investment opportunities on the continent for African heads of government and American business... Read more...

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Littlefield on Medium: Africa staying the course

Littlefield led two delegations to West Africa this year to visit OPIC supported projects and meet with investors.   “African governance, on balance, continues to become more participatory, democratic and stable and looks to... Read more...

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How OPIC-supported projects help progress toward Global Food Security

The Global Food Security Act, which passed in July this year, aims to place food-insecure countries on a path toward self-sufficiency.  This formal recognition of food security as a top global development priority builds on the work of multiple... Read more...

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Implementing social safeguards in projects: A conversation with Kate Dunbar

OPIC’s new Director of Social Assessment is Kate Dunbar, who previously served as Senior Social Impact Analyst in OPIC’s Office of Investment Policy (OIP). Before joining OPIC, she conducted ethnographic research on local knowledge and perceptions... Read more...

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