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Collaborating to close deals: A conversation with OPIC’s Nancy Rivera

Rivera on a due diligence trip to Kenya   The dealmaker behind many OPIC-supported Electrify Africa projects is Nancy Rivera, OPIC Managing Director for Structured Finance. Rivera has worked for more than 20 years to finance... 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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Earth Day slideshow: How OPIC invests in our planet

Each year, Earth Day presents an opportunity to highlight both the challenges the earth is facing and some of the progress made in addressing these challenges. As a development finance institution that supports development in more than 100 countries... 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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Featured Photo: Peruvian artisan turns craft into a successful business

Peruvian artisan, Inés Callanaupa, received financing through OPIC-partner Global Partnerships to grow her business and is an example of how OPIC reached a milestone of $1 billion in microfinance loans. Callanaupa has used the... 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, recently announced that it has surpassed the $1 billion mark in financing to support microfinance projects around the world. Here, Richard Greenberg, OPIC... Read more...

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Infographic: Highlights from 2015

  OPIC committed $4.4 billion in development in emerging markets in 2015, and the Agency’s portfolio of active projects now totals almost $20 billion. This infographic shows some of the highlights from the year, including our investments to... Read more...

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Strong turnout from diaspora investors at OPIC’s Expanding Horizons workshop in Boston

OPIC hosts one-on-one meetings with investors at the Boston Expanding Horizons workshop.   OPIC has long recognized diaspora investors as valuable partners in global development and the latest Expanding Horizons... Read more...

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Why institutional investors are growing more comfortable with emerging markets

“As of this year, the 10-year average emerging market private equity returns are roughly comparable with developed market PE returns,” Brooks Preston, OPIC Vice President of Investment Funds, wrote in this recent piece in Financier... Read more...

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Focus on OPIC’s diaspora partners: American Wool and Cashmere CEO Nesar Nusraty

(First in a series of posts looking at OPIC’s work with diaspora communities) In its work supporting development in emerging markets around the world, OPIC frequently partners with diaspora investors and businesses that are based in the U.S. but... Read more...

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