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Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award winners: American Wool & Cashmere

OPIC seeks to support projects that will serve as foundations for sustained economic growth and one of the key ways this is accomplished is by creating opportunity for people in emerging markets. American Wool & Cashmere, which earlier this... Read more...

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PODCAST: Elizabeth Littlefield remarks on meeting with Senegal Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne

Last week, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield traveled to West Africa with a group of investors to discuss opportunities for the region and announce a new regional OPIC office located in Abidjan. While visiting Senegal, Ms.... Read more...

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Partner spotlight: How MicroVest combines a commercial and social approach to microfinance investing

MicroVest invests in microfinance institutions in over 30 countries, including Sonata Finance, which supports entrepreneurs in India.   Earlier this week OPIC announced that it has surpassed $1 billion in financing to... Read more...

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Advancing development by investing in microfinance: OPIC’s Richard Greenberg explains

OPIC, which has actively supported microfinance investment for more than a decade, recentlyannounced that it has surpassed the $1 billion mark in financing to support microfinance projects around the world. Here, Richard Greenberg, OPIC Managing... Read more...

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Supporting emerging markets with innovative fund structures: OPIC’s Brooks Preston in PEHub

Brooks Preston, OPIC Vice President of Investment Funds, writes about OPIC’s Innovative Financial Intermediary Program (IFIP) in this piece in PEHub, explaining how innovative fund structures can support development. “In recent... Read more...

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OPIC’s Pryor on DipNote blog: Investing in women benefits everyone

“I am heartened to see that world leaders are increasingly united in working to empower women,” OPIC Vice President Judith Pryor wrote on the State Department’s DipNote blog on International Women’s Day March 8. Pryor... Read more...

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Featured photo: From an unstable past to a more prosperous and secure future

A cityscape of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, where OPIC has invested more than $500 million across 50 development projects since the country gained independence in 1991. As the first development institution to invest significantly... Read more...

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OPIC celebrates record-setting year in private sector-led development

  Nearly a quarter of OPIC’s portfolio now supports projects in Sub-Saharan Africa   OPIC has announced $4.4 billion in new financing and insurance commitments in fiscal year 2015 to catalyze private sector-led... 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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How humanitarian and faith-based groups play a key role in development

In Cote d’Ivoire, women draw water from a well built by International Rescue Committee, a nonprofit that works to respond to humanitarian crises around the world with a broad spectrum of services related to healthcare, improved living... Read more...

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