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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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Featured photo: U.S. Fund invests in Africa’s fast-growing telecom sector

  While telecommunications and Internet service are often taken for granted in the advanced economies, a large share of people in the developing world lack access to modern forms of communication, presenting both a great need and a... Read more...

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Featured photo: An award-winning OPIC project breaks ground

  ​​​​​​​In Aboadze, a coastal city in Western Ghana, construction gets underway on a 200 MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant, which is being built with the support of OPIC financing and political risk insurance. The power plant is... Read more...

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Featured photo: Supporting economic growth through major infrastructure projects

The Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica, which was expanded with the support of OPIC financing, is an example of OPIC’s longstanding commitment to critical infrastructure projects in emerging markets. OPIC’s ability... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Helping low-income students in India access technology

Photo Credit: Calvert Foundation/Sara Gallagher ​​​​​​​ At the Bishop Sargant School and College in Tumkur, Karnataka, India, school Principal, Mrs. Esther Arul, checks in on the smartboard technology being installed into the classroom.... Read more...

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Featured Photo: A key moment in OPIC history

​​​​​​​ President Reagan in 1984 accepts a $50 million check from then-OPIC President Craig Nalen, as the Agency makes good on its promise to pay back all the funds that Congress allocated to start OPIC in 1971. OPIC has been operating as a self-... Read more...

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