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Guest post: How the Jordan Loan Guaranty Facility is helping small businesses in Jordan access the finance they need to grow

By Adnan Afaneh, Head of Credit, Jordan Loan Guarantee Facility One of the key ways that OPIC supports development around the world is by working to expand access to financial services. This guest post looks at one OPIC-supported project that... Read more...

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Littlefield’s testimony to Congress emphasizes OPIC’s commitment to vulnerable countries

More than one-third of OPIC’s active portfolio is invested in places that are in or are vulnerable to violent conflict – a commitment based on the Agency’s understanding that economic stability can help support political stability. OPIC President... Read more...

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The hard and necessary work of investing in the world’s most vulnerable places

OPIC supports a project in Afghanistan that helps suppliers of raw cashmere build a supply chain and sell their product for export. The business has helped create more than 1,500 jobs for the men and women in the region.   “... Read more...

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Featured photo: Securing water in a water scarce region

  A worker welds a pipeline helping transport water from southern Jordan to Amman. OPIC provided financing and political risk insurance to support the construction of the 202-mile water pipeline, built byDisi Water, in Jordan – one of... Read more...

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From mom-and-pop to job engine: How OPIC helped hundreds of small businesses in the West Bank

This post by James C. Polan, OPIC’s Vice President for Small and Medium Enterprise Finance, was originally featured on the U.S. State Department’s DipNote blog. The original post can be viewed here. Small businesses create jobs. It’s a... Read more...

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Featured photo: Generating power in Jordan

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield toured the grand opening of the AES Levant Power Plant in Jordan last week during her recent trip to the Middle East.   Over the past few years, strong economic growth in Jordan has... Read more...

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Featured photo: Support for small businesses in the Middle East

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield toured a water bottling company in Ramallah this week during her trip to the West Bank, Israel and Jordan. This company received financing through the nonprofit Middle East Investment Initiative... Read more...

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Featured photo: OPIC financing supports small businesses in Jordan

An employee of a small, family-owned chocolate manufacturer in Amman, Jordan prepares chocolates for packaging and sale throughout the country. The business is one of multiple small businesses that have received start-up loans from a... Read more...

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Making a difference in the desert: An OPIC success story

By Judith Pryor, OPIC Vice President, Office of External Affairs One of the hallmarks of OPIC’s work is our long-term commitment to the highly developmental projects we support. Many of these projects, such as major power plants and utilities in... Read more...

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Featured Photo: OPIC supported power plant named one of world’s best

The OPIC-supported Amman East Power Plant in Jordan was recently named one of the world’s top five gas-fired plants by Power Magazine. OPIC committed a $70 million loan to AES Corp. of Arlington, Virginia in 2007 to support construction of... Read more...

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