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OPIC partner YES Bank recognized for its support of small and medium enterprises

YES Bank, an OPIC partner and India’s fourth largest bank, was recently named Best bank in India for small and medium-sized enterprises by the global financial publication Asiamoney. The publication recognized YES Bank for pioneering key... Read more...

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At Global Entrepreneurship Summit, OPIC highlights need for investment in women

  Last week, OPIC joined leaders at the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India. The theme for this year’s event, “Women First, Prosperity for All”, focused on increasing economic opportunities for women entrepreneurs.... Read more...

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OPIC CEO says commitment to Asia is "very strong"

  This week in Hyderabad, India, OPIC President and CEO Ray Washburne joined world leaders at the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. While there, Washburne had the opportunity to sit down with CNBC and discuss investment in India and... Read more...

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Business climate improves in many developing countries, World Bank says

Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries but reforms are making it an easier place to do business, the World Bank says.   El Salvador, Malawi and India are among the countries that showed the strongest improvement in the... Read more...

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Did you know: Female entrepreneurs support millions of jobs in India

  In India, OPIC is helping women entrepreneurs like this grocery wholesaler expand their businesses through a partnership with India’s Yes Bank. Earlier this year, OPIC committed financing to Yes Bank to support lending to women-owned... Read more...

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How OPIC is helping advance financial inclusion in India

By Iftin Fatah, OPIC Portfolio Monitoring Specialist – Development Partnership Framework Division  Three women who access financial services through an OPIC-supported microfinance institution use loans to support their farms and... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Expanding access to finance to women in rural India

  Photo Credit Iftin Fatah Female entrepreneurs who have obtained financing from OPIC-supported Satin Creditcare Network Limited gather for a group meeting in Galand Village in Utter Pradesh State.  At a time when access to... Read more...

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Why is the U.S.-India solar partnership historic? One foundation weighs in

“More than 300 million people in India – that’s a quarter of the Indian population, mostly rural poor – cannot turn on a light. What power they have for their homes and kitchens comes from kerosene, wood, coal and cow manure. This takes a huge... Read more...

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OPIC committed to continued support of renewable energy projects in India

OPIC supports multiple renewable energy projects in India, including Simpa Networks, which provides solar-as-a-service in rural India.   This week’s historic agreement between the U.S. and India to address climate change recognizes... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Homework continues after the sun goes down

Two students in India continue working on their homework after the sun goes down with the use of Greenlight Planet’s portable solar light. OPIC provided a $5 million in financing to help Greenlight Planet introduce affordable solar... Read more...

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