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Focus on Impact Award Winner: BMR Energy, LLC

OPIC’s work to help address the world’s most critical development challenges takes many shapes. But one of the key ways is through investing in clean and reliable energy. Earlier this month OPIC recognized BMR Energy, LLC with an Impact Award... Read more...

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Focus on OPIC Impact Award winners: Hamma Water Desalination

First in a series of posts looking at the 2016 OPIC Impact Award winners   The world … and its development needs … have changed dramatically in recent decades as the population has grown and more people have migrated to urban areas.... Read more...

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OPIC Impact Awards celebrates all the ways our partners advance development

Judith Pryor, center left with U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue, center, and OPIC President CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield, center right, with other award winners and presenters By Judith Pryor OPIC Vice President,... Read more...

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OPIC Impact Awards: A recap in photos

OPIC honored seven partners for excellence in development at the 2016 OPIC Impact Awards July 7. Here’s a look at how they are supporting development in a variety of sectors and regions from agriculture to technology, from Sub-Saharan Africa to... Read more...

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OPIC to honor seven clients making a positive impact in emerging markets

Celebrating a far reaching impact: OPIC Impact Award recipients pose for a group photo before the ceremony on May 19, 2015. Each client was honored for their work in development overseas to improve people’s lives.  ... Read more...

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A “blueprint” for supporting small farmers: The Boston Globe features OPIC partner Root Capital

Root Capital has supported small farmers from Latin America to Sub-Saharan Africa.   “In most countries, economic prosperity comes from small businesses, yet in the developing world, many businesses fail to thrive, or fail period,... Read more...

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Supporting job creation and economic growth in Asia-Pacific: A conversation with OPIC’s Geoffrey Tan

While the vast majority of OPIC’s staff is based in Washington, the Agency has in recent years established a handful of small local offices to support business development in key regions. Geoffrey Tan, OPIC Managing Director for Asia-... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Expanding food production in Georgia

Workers at the Sante GMT factory inspect dairy products produced from milk sourced from thousands of local Georgian farms. Sante GMT has used $17.6 million in loans from OPIC to upgrade and expand an old dairy processing facility and to... Read more...

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Featured photo: Helping small farmers in Lebanon gain access to finance

Ghada El Sheikh, a small scale farmer in Lebanon, used a loan from Global Communities to purchase fertilizer and irrigation equipment to help her generate more income for her family. Global Communities’ microfinance lending in Lebanon is... Read more...

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Throwback Thursday: A look at the 2014 inaugural OPIC Impact Award winners

  As we wrap up the 2015 OPIC Impact Awards recognizing the work of seven clients who demonstrated excellence in development, we wanted to look back at last year’s inaugural awards, the first time we hosted an event to formally... Read more...

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