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OPIC board approves seven new deals at September meeting

OPIC’s Board of Directors held its final meeting of the fiscal year on September 19 and approved deals in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America that will improve access to electricity, small business lending, and healthcare while supporting U.... Read more...

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A Shared Opportunity between OPIC and CSIS: Farqooq Kathwari

Today’s Shared Opportunity e-card features Farooq Kathwari, Charman, President, and CEO, Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. Click here to see the most recent Shared Opportunity e-card, featuring Vin Weber, former U.S. Representative (R-MN... 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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A Shared Opportunity between OPIC and CSIS: Vin Weber

Today’s Shared Opportunity e-card features Vin Weber, Former U.S. Representative (R-MN). Click here to see the most recent Shared Opportunity e-card, featuring Thomas J. Pritzker, Executive Chairman, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Read more...

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A Shared Opportunity between OPIC and CSIS: Thomas J. Pritzker

Today’s Shared Opportunity e-card features Thomas J. Pritzker, Executive Chairman, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Click here to see the most recent Shared Opportunity e-card, featuring Thomas A. Daschle (D-SD), U.S. Senate Majority... Read more...

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Featured Photo: OPIC supported franchise helping to create hundreds of local jobs in Georgia

U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland visits employees at the first Wendy’s franchise grand opening in Tbilisi, Georgia on September 12. The franchise, one of 22 restaurants supported by a $18.9 million OPIC loan to JSC WenGeorgia – an OPIC... Read more...

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Measuring and monitoring impact: OPIC’s Office of Investment Policy (Part Two in a series)

Earlier this year, The OPIC Blog featured Margaret Kuhlow, Vice President, Office of Investment Policy, which works to ensure that OPIC-supported projects deliver real and measurable benefits in their host countries. This post, the second... Read more...

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A Shared Opportunity between OPIC and CSIS

In 1960, public capital accounted for 71 percent of financial flows to the developing world. Today it stands at just 9 percent. With U.S. foreign aid comprising its smallest share of global capital flows in history, the private sector has become an... Read more...

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Collaboration among development institutions can catalyze more green investments in the developing world

OPIC supports green investments in a variety of sectors from clean energy to clean water and sustainable agriculture and forestry. By Brian O’Hanlon, Director of Business Development, Political and Sovereign Risk Last week, I joined... Read more...

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Alemayehou: Public private partnerships can transform Africa

As much of Africa enjoys a period of unprecedented economic growth, it also faces the challenge of how to sustain and extend this progress. In a recent piece for AllAfrica.com, OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou notes that augmenting and... Read more...

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