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Q & A with Jay Koh, OPIC’s Head of Investment Funds and Chief Investment Strategist

We sat down recently with the very busy Jay Koh, OPIC’s Head of Investment Funds and Chief Investment Strategist, to hear more about how investment funds support critical development challenges. Jay is preparing to be a featured speaker... Read more...

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Addressing the lack of long-term lending for renewable energy

"Despite significant growth over the past few years, India’s renewable energy sector remains underserved, primarily due to the inability of financial institutions to offer long-term lending,” OPIC recently explained in a blog post for the U.S.... Read more...

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“We must do both:” Littlefield says development must focus on people and the planet

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield spoke at the U.N. Climate Change Conference earlier this month, where  she addressed the particular challenges of promoting sustainability in the developing world. She stressed that expanded... Read more...

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Renewing the future through investment

OPIC’s work catalyzing private-sector investment to solve critical world challenges is increasingly focused on the renewable resources sector, with projects that support clean and sustainable development. On Dec. 2, OPIC will highlight its work... Read more...

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Photos: In India, telecom sector taps solar power

OPIC’s board recently approved $150 million in financing to expand the use of solar energy to power telecommunications towers in India. Applied Solar Technologies plans to use the financing to supplement the diesel-powered generators on the... Read more...

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Project Snapshot: Renewable energy in India's rice belt

Site India Sector Renewable energy Challenge More than one billion residents of India have no electricity and many of them live in remote villages off the electricity grid. Solution $750,000 in debt financing for Husk Power... Read more...

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Project Profile: OPIC loans fund India's first large scale solar power plants

Site India Sector Solar power Challenge Advance India’s goal of generating more power from renewable sources and bring power to rural areas located outside the existing electricity grid. Solution An initial loan of $6.2... Read more...

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Clean energy in India

OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield traveled on July 19 to New Delhi, where she reaffirmed OPIC’s commitment to supporting renewable energy projects in India. Littlefield, pictured here with Fred Hochberg, the Chairman of  the Export-... Read more...

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"Before electricity we did not know which century we were living in."

This video from India's Husk Power Systems Inc.–an OPIC loan recipient–outlines how rice husks are being used to generate electricity and transform lives in many of India's most remote communities.   Read more...

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Avoiding economic depression in Afghanistan: How private-sector investment can help

By Elizabeth Littlefield, OPIC President and CEO Earlier this month, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee offered a grim forecast about the future of Afghanistan, warning that the country could face “a severe economic depression” after... Read more...

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