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OPIC’s impact in California: Jobs, exports and expanded opportunities for small businesses

Investing abroad pays dividends at home. On Wednesday November 13, OPIC hosted its latestExpanding Horizons workshop in San Jose, California, where more than 170 businesses heard about the finance and insurance tools that OPIC provides to... Read more...

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Featured Photo: OPIC financing supports major ethanol plant in Hungary

OPIC labor and human rights analyst Tara Guelig visits the Pannonia Ethanol Zrt. project in the rural town of Dunaföldvár, Hungary during a recent trip to monitor the project. OPIC in 2010 approved a $60 million loan to support... Read more...

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Featured photo: Using technology to improve farm yields

This photo, one of the winners of the recent Feed the Future photo contest, shows a farmer in northern Ghana who was able to improve yields by more than 65 percent by using a dibbler to more efficiently make holes in the ground during... 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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OPIC, other international finance institutions to work toward harmonizing the way they track development results

Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) such as OPIC strive to measure the local impact of their investments, but have different methods for doing so.  And, when they work jointly with the same clients, they sometimes request the same... Read more...

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Featured photo: Providing affordable transportation in Monrovia

A shortage of affordable public transportation in Liberia’s capital city has forced many residents to rely on taxis and overcrowded jitneys. A $1 million OPIC loan to NuStrata Logistics LLC of Mount Laurel, New Jersey is supporting the expansion... Read more...

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Financial inclusion for Africa's healthcare providers

By Dia Martin, OPIC, Senior Investment Officer On a continent that carries a disproportionate share of many diseases from HIV-AIDS to high blood pressure, access to finance poses a major challenge to the small clinics that serve so many lower and... Read more...

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Featured photo: Honduras housing project provides school on premises

Inter-Mac International Inc., which used OPIC financing to build a community of affordable homes on Choloma, Honduras, also built a number of community services on site, including an elementary school. See more pictures from this housing project... Read more...

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On World Food Day, U.N. highlights “the world’s greatest solvable problem”

Despite significant progress in recent decades, an estimated 842 million people, or about one in eight of the people in the world, still suffer from chronic hunger. Since 1979, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (... Read more...

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Featured photo: Modern neonatal care in Pakistan

The Aga Khan Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan was recently renovated and expanded with the support of OPIC financing. In addition to the new neonatal and pediatric and intensive care unit pictured, the expanded facility includes an ambulatory care... Read more...

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