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Tailoring finance tools for impact investors

This is the second blog post in an occasional series By Mitchell L. Strauss, Special Advisor, Socially Responsible Finance In my earlier blog post I explored OPIC’s contributions to the evolvingimpact investing sector,... Read more...

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OPIC to play key role in President Obama’s Power Africa initiative

President Obama announced the new Power Africa initiative June 30 in South Africa.   OPIC, which has a long history of supporting projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, will now play a key role in a new U.S. initiative to double... Read more...

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OPIC partners with Millennium Challenge Corporation for Twitter chat on power investing in Africa

                          Access to electricity is a fundamental component of growth and development for any country or region. Africa, ... Read more...

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Featured video: OPIC-supported business complex prepares to open in Georgia

  The mountaintop Mtatsminda restaurant and business complex in Tbilisi, Georgia was renovated with the support of a $10 million OPIC loan and will reopen on Saturday, June 29. This clip from a local news program highlights visits this... Read more...

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Texas newspapers feature OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield on the role of small businesses in the global economy

This week, OPIC held its Expanding Horizons workshop in Fort Worth, Texas with more than 100 U.S. small businesses from over 10 states attending. The events also were highlighted in local media with both The Houston Chronicle and... Read more...

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OPIC joins USGLC annual conference highlighting smart power and innovation

OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou   OPIC participated in the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s Annual Leadership Conference this week focusing on American aid investment and its role in building jobs and... Read more...

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OPIC Board approves renewable energy, hospital projects at latest board meeting

OPIC’s Board of Directors met June 13 and approved the following projects: Financing to support the construction of two solar power plants in Chile’s Atacama Desert, by Amanecer SpA and San Andres SpA of Chile, together with the U.S... Read more...

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Sailing the Seven “Cs:” Unlocking bank financing for SMEs in the Middle East

By Arun Hsu, Chief of Party, Jordan Loan Guarantee Facility In this guest post, an OPIC partner outlines a system for determining creditworthiness of potential borrowers that lack collateral and a track record of working with banks. Small and... Read more...

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Featured photo: Finca International supports women entrepreneurs in Mexico with microfinance loans

Photo Credit: Anthony Randazzo   Microfinance group members in Tlayacapan, Mexico meet to collect installments on a loan from Finca International, a U.S. microfinance institution with a global footprint in 21 countries.  This... Read more...

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Expanding Horizons Workshop comes on the heels of National Small Business Week

This week is National Small Business Week, an event organized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to recognize American entrepreneurs and small business owners. OPIC understands that American small businesses are the heart... Read more...

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