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OPIC to play key role in President Obama’s Power Africa initiative

President Obama announced the new Power Africa initiative June 30 in South Africa.   OPIC, which has a long history of supporting projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, will now play a key role in a new U.S. initiative to double... Read more...

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OPIC joins USGLC annual conference highlighting smart power and innovation

OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou   OPIC participated in the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s Annual Leadership Conference this week focusing on American aid investment and its role in building jobs and... Read more...

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OPIC Board approves renewable energy, hospital projects at latest board meeting

OPIC’s Board of Directors met June 13 and approved the following projects: Financing to support the construction of two solar power plants in Chile’s Atacama Desert, by Amanecer SpA and San Andres SpA of Chile, together with the U.S... Read more...

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Featured photo: Bringing solar power to rural households in Nicaragua

Photo credit: Global Partnerships   Candido Rodriguez, a farmer who lives and works in a rural region of Nicaragua, was able to purchase a solar panel with the help of a local microfinance institution, Fondo de Desarrollo... Read more...

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Featured photo: Making use of the earth’s resources

Photo by Jake Lyell   In honor of Earth Day later this month, we are sharing this photo from the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of an abundant evening market in Msimba, Tanzania, powered by solar lights... Read more...

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Featured photo: From Ohio to India

The 10 megawatt Bhandardara Power House hydro plant in India’s Maharashtra State, was rehabilitated and reopened in 2001 by DLZ Corp., of Columbus, Ohio with the support of a $5 million loan. The plant, which was originally built by the local... Read more...

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A world of opportunity: OPIC’s interactive map feature

    OPIC’s support of U.S. private investment extends around the globe to 160 developing and post-conflict countries. As the U.S. government’s development finance institution, OPIC catalyzes revenues, jobs and growth opportunities... Read more...

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Supporting investment in Afghanistan

Last week, OPIC joined the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce’s 8th Annual U.S.-Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference, where OPIC Senior Investment Officer John Didiuk (pictured) discussed the agency’s mission, private sector development... Read more...

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International Youth Day 2012

Sunday, August 12 is International Youth Day, an annual observance supported by the United Nations (UN) calling attention to youth issues worldwide. In both developing and developed countries, young people face pressing global challenges, such... Read more...

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In India, living off the grid has its benefits

As large swaths of India were in the dark this week after a massive power outage hit half the population, some of the country’s more remote communities had light. Husk's mini power-plants serve remote villages that... Read more...

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