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Did you know: Reliable power supply is a key challenge to Africa’s growth

With an expected 5 to 8 percent annual growth for demand in electricity, improvements in infrastructure are critical.   Senegal, like many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, suffers from severe power shortages as well as erratic,... Read more...

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Did you know: In developing countries, one restaurant can bring many benefits

  In downtown Tbilisi, Georgia, this Dunkin’ Donuts provides a place for locals to gather and enjoy a sweet treat in a country still rebuilding from a turbulent past. OPIC financing is supporting the introduction of a group of... Read more...

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Did you know: Women drive the world’s food production

Photo Credit: Hailey Tucker/One Acre Fund   Did you know women make up the majority of the agricultural labor force in many developing countries, and are often unable to manage or own the land on which they work? The majority of... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Mother and smallholder farmer provides for her family

Photo credit: Stephanie Hanson, One Acre Fund   In honor of Mother’s Day, we feature Robai Nyongesa, a mother of three and a smallholder farmer in Western Kenya who has been able to produce more food to the support her family with... Read more...

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Featured Photo: OPIC’s Expanding Horizons series kicks-off in Oregon

  In Portland, Oregon this week, more than 60 small businesses and entrepreneurs from 16 states learned about OPIC’s finance and insurance products that support investment in emerging markets at the first Expanding Horizons workshop for... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Oregon small business invests in sustainable agriculture in Indonesia

  As OPIC prepares to travel to Oregon to kick off our 2017 Expanding Horizons workshop series for U.S. small businesses looking to expand abroad in emerging markets, we feature one of our Oregon small business partners, Big Tree Farms... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Sustainable agriculture in Burundi

(photo credit: Hailey Tucker/One Acre Fund)   In honor of Earth Day 2017, this week’s featured photo highlights sustainable agriculture in Burundi. Juvenal, a smallholder farmer in Burundi, stands in a sea of wheat that he has... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Bringing health services to remote communities in Ghana

Today is World Health Day, an occasion to highlight the extreme shortage of healthcare in many parts of the developing world. About 44 percent of countries around the world have less than 1 physician per 1000 people. This photo shows the work of one... Read more...

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Featured photo: Building critical infrastructure in Jordan

  Jordan’s Amman East Power Plant, built with the support of OPIC financing to AES Corp. of Arlington Virginia in 2007, significantly expanded access to electricity to help the country meet growing demand. The 400 MW combined-cycle, gas-... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Supporting American franchises in post-conflict Georgia

  This Wendy’s restaurant in downtown Tbilisi, Georgia is one of multiple projects OPIC has supported to help promote economic growth in the former Soviet Republic. OPIC financing is supporting the introduction of a group of restaurants... Read more...

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