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World Bank says it’s getting easier to do business in the developing world

A ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening in February of the 8.5 megawatt Gigawatt Global solar field in Rwanda, which received early-stage support from OPIC.   Developing countries accelerated the pace of reforms over... Read more...

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From introducing advanced technology to providing support for small farmers: How OPIC has helped some Massachusetts enterprises have a positive impact in the world

OPIC financing helped QuantumID introduce its cargo tracking technology in developing countries.   OPIC’s popular Expanding Horizons workshop for small businesses travels later this month to Massachusetts, a state that has... Read more...

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Featured photo: Photo of solar plant construction in Rwanda wins Power Africa photo contest

The winner of Power Africa’s Photo of the Year contest, this picture shows workers at the start of construction of Gigawatt Global’s 8.5 megawatt solar facility east of Kigali, Rwanda’s capital. The clean power project is East Africa’s... Read more...

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Featured photo: Bringing clean energy to Rwanda

  Rwandan workers inspect solar panels at Gigawatt Global’s 8.5 megawatt solar facility east of Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, shortly before the solar field’s opening ceremony in February 2014. The clean power project is East Africa’s first... Read more...

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ACEF: Unlocking the Potential for Clean, Renewable African Power

The 8.5 megawatt solar field east of Kigali, Rwanda was developed by Power Africa partner Gigawatt Global, thanks to catalytic early-stage funding from OPIC via the ACEF program. The facility opened in February 2015.   By Charlie... Read more...

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The world needs more power

Today is World Humanitarian Day, a United Nations (U.N.) commemoration to “celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world.” This year, the UN’s theme is “The World Needs More…” As anyone who works in global development... Read more...

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Featured photo: Tea production in Rwanda

Photo: Laura Elizabeth Pohl   The Sorwathe Tea Plantation and processing facility in Rwanda was built in 1978 by one of the first U.S. investors in Rwanda, and rebuilt almost two decades later with the support of OPIC... Read more...

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Featured photo: Rwanda 20 years later

  In February, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield visited Rwanda’s Genocide Memorial while leading a delegation to meet with investors and government leaders. In this recent blog post, Littlefield described the country... Read more...

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A country in a hurry: On the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, this small African country looks forward

By Elizabeth Littlefield President and Chief Executive Officer,  U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation I first visited Rwanda in the early 1990s when I was just beginning my career in development, and spent several months in... Read more...

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Featured photo: OPIC delegation in Rwanda meets President Kagame

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield met Feb. 27 with Rwandan President Paul Kagame while visiting the country to learn more about opportunities to support private sector investment. OPIC supports multiple agriculture projects in the... Read more...

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