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Doing business in Asia Pacific

By: Astri Kimball, OPIC Senior Advisor for Policy and Operations President Obama recently announced a new OPIC commitment to sustainable power and energy projects in the Asia-Pacific region, as part of the U.S.-Asia-Pacific Comprehensive... Read more...

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Rebuilding Haiti one concrete block at a time

“You can’t build a country without concrete.” The statement has particular relevance in Haiti, where, more than three years since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake resulted in extensive death and destruction, the country is still working to repair and... 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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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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Featured photo: World Health Day: Improving Medical Technology in Russia

ACD Research Inc, a New York based company, is using OPIC insurance to access new health technology equipment for the Samara Oncology Center in Russia. This has enabled the center to offer cancer treatment with state of the art equipment and... 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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Featured Photo: Home improvement loans backed by OPIC keep Cambodian architecture alive

  OPIC Managing Director of Micro and SME Finance Loren Rodwin, left, visits the home of Pen Phalla, center, a Cambodian grocery store owner who is using a $3000 home improvement loan to expand her house and business in the traditional... Read more...

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Two OPIC deals named on IFC’s list of top public-private partnerships

OPIC’s 2008 deal to provide financing and political risk insurance to ContourGlobal is helping increase electricity generation in Togo. Photo Credit: ContourGlobal.   Public-private partnerships have long been at the core of... Read more...

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A world of opportunity: OPIC’s interactive map feature

    OPIC’s support of U.S. private investment extends around the globe to 160 developing and post-conflict countries. As the U.S. government’s development finance institution, OPIC catalyzes revenues, jobs and growth opportunities... Read more...

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