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Focus on OPIC Impact Award winners: Simpa Energy India Ltd.

A young boy in rural India does his homework by a cooling fan, powered by solar energy provided by Simpa.   When you expand access to energy, you expand access to opportunity. That was the founding premise of Simpa Energy India Ltd... Read more...

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Focus on Caspian Impact Investments: One of OPIC’s 2014 impact investments

This infographic from Caspian’s website illustrates the broad impact of its lending   In its work to foster broad development impact and economic growth, OPIC seeks to support projects that deliver inclusive benefits such as... Read more...

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Obama highlights OPIC’s role supporting development in India

President Barack Obama this week highlighted OPIC’s work supporting lending to small and medium businesses in India, when he spoke at the U.S. India Business Council. Obama, who visited India along with OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield to... Read more...

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Democracy and progress in India

By Elizabeth L. Littlefield President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation This post also appeared on The White House Blog. Sixty-five years ago this week, India’s post-independence democratic constitution went into... Read more...

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Featured photo: Bringing power to rural India

A few of the more than 400 million people in India who live in remote villages with limited access to electricity   This photograph depicts a few of the more than 400 million people in India who live in remote villages with... Read more...

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Business as a force for good: OPIC celebrates another banner year

    Simpa Networks, a new OPIC client is working to provide solar power to tens of thousands of rural Indians. OPIC this week announced fiscal year financial results showing another strong year in 2014, including $3 billion in... Read more...

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Featured photo: Illuminating rural villages in India

  A snack shop owner in a small town near Mangalore, India gets electricity to light the store from a simple pay-as-you-go solar system provided by Simpa Energy India Ltd., a subsidiary of Simpa Networks of Seattle. OPIC recently... Read more...

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OPIC project’s value commended at USGLC talk

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition highlighted OPIC client Husk Power during a talk last month about the value of positive economic engagement in advancing foreign relations. Husk’s founders used an OPIC loan to introduce a... Read more...

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Beyond BRIC: The next economic giants

A branch of Garanti bank in Turkey, a bank that is using OPIC financing to increase lending to small businesses and female entrepreneurs.     It’s been 13 years since economist Jim O’Neill coined the term ... Read more...

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Measuring and monitoring impact: Five ways development impacts lives (Part Three in a series)

This post is the third in a series on OPIC’s work measuring and monitoring the developmental impact of the projects it supports. To view the previous posts click here and here. Each project OPIC supports delivers multiple... Read more...

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