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Africa Day: Reflecting on progress and investing for the future

The waiting room of a health clinic in Tanzania that has used a loan from the Medical Credit Fund to upgrade its facility.   May 25 is Africa Day, which recognizes the founding of the African Union in 1963. This year,... Read more...

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Protecting your investment from political risk: A conversation with John Moran, OPIC’s Vice President of Insurance

OPIC’s political risk insurance allows U.S. businesses to take advantage of commercially attractive opportunities in emerging markets while mitigating risk and helping them to compete in a global marketplace. In this interview, John Moran,... Read more...

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Mobile healthcare for rural Ghana

  Sherry Ayittey, Ghana’s Minister of Health, seated, tours one of eight new mobile medical clinics that were introduced this month as part of the National Medical Equipment Modernization Project. OPIC is supporting the project by... Read more...

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OPIC celebrates innovation in 2012 annual report

  OPIC’s newly-released 2012 annual report showcases several key projects and agency priorities of the past year and highlights the role of innovation in our work. Innovation has long been a guiding principal at OPIC, which has... Read more...

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Featured photo: OPIC supports African businesses through the Ethos Fund

  Workers at Plumblink, a South African supplier of plumbing and sanitation equipment that is one of the investments of the OPIC-supported Ethos Fund, that invests in African businesses. OPIC is one of the largest sponsors of private... Read more...

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OPIC‘s Project 158 drives private equity capital to emerging markets

In late 2011, OPIC issued its first Global Engagement Call for proposals from qualified emerging markets private equity fund managers. Similar to earlier requests, the Global Engagement Call again focused on driving private, patient, long-term... Read more...

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Featured photo: Making use of the earth’s resources

Photo by Jake Lyell   In honor of Earth Day later this month, we are sharing this photo from the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of an abundant evening market in Msimba, Tanzania, powered by solar lights... Read more...

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Laying the foundation for investments in South Sudan

U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Susan D. Page joins South Sudan's Minister of Commerce, Industry & Investment Garang Diing Akuong and Overseas Private Investment Corporation Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou for a signing ceremony... Read more...

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World Health Day highlights need for better health care in developing countries

April 7th is designated as World Health Day each year by the World Health Organization (WHO) to commemorate that agency’s founding. In conjunction with this, WHO annually highlights a theme that has a significant global... Read more...

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Improving health care in Africa, one clinic at a time

In Sub-Saharan Africa, access to healthcare is limited, the quality of care is often poor, and the need is great. The continent carries a disproportionate share of the global burden of many diseases from HIV/AIDS to high blood pressure, and this... Read more...

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