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How Rwanda Trading Company helped farmers revitalize the country's coffee sector

  This piece was also published on How We Made It in Africa In Rwanda, more than three-quarters of the country’s labor force works in agriculture and coffee is a key crop that generates a significant share of export earnings. But... Read more...

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Helping developing countries raise capital

OPIC political risk insurance product holds promise for financing large infrastructure projects  OPIC’s Schweigart (center) and Johnston (second from right) with officials from Energoatom.   One of the key ways... Read more...

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OPIC by the numbers: 2017

OPIC committed to multiple projects in 2017 to increase support for women in the developing world and unlock the multi-trillion dollar investment opportunity they represent.       As 2017 comes to... Read more...

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OPIC approves political risk insurance that will foster energy security in Ukraine

Nuclear power is a key source of electricity in Ukraine, but the country’s nuclear energy generating capacity is limited by its capacity to store spent fuel. Last week, at its final meeting of the fiscal year, OPIC’s board approved $250 million in... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Helping a U.S. investor in Egypt mitigate political risk

  In Egypt’s Western Desert, natural gas produced by Houston-based Apache Corp. is processed. Apache, the largest U.S. investor in Egypt, is also one of the largest producers of natural gas in the Western Desert, and has supported its... 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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Why political risk insurance is critical to the global economy

Political Risk Insurance (PRI) began as a niche product but has become a “critical tool in the expansion of the global economy,” OPIC Director Mark Stuckart, wrote in the magazine of the Association for Financial Professionals. Stuckart,... Read more...

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Could your business benefit from political risk insurance? BusinessUSA features OPIC’s John Moran

  “OPIC political risk insurance is designed to help U.S. businesses pursue commercially attractive deals that have a strong development impact in emerging markets,” OPIC Vice President of Insurance, John Moran explains in this... Read more...

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Featured photo: Securing water in a water scarce region

  A worker welds a pipeline helping transport water from southern Jordan to Amman. OPIC provided financing and political risk insurance to support the construction of the 202-mile water pipeline, built byDisi Water, in Jordan – one of... Read more...

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Featured photo: Local communities in Cambodia supporting conservation

Community Forestry Administrators in Oddar Meanchey, Cambodia highlight regions where they oversee conservation efforts with support from Cambodia’s Forestry Administration and Terra Global, a U.S. land-use carbon development and investment... Read more...

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