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OPIC Impact Awards: A recap in photos

OPIC honored seven partners for excellence in development at the 2016 OPIC Impact Awards July 7. Here’s a look at how they are supporting development in a variety of sectors and regions from agriculture to technology, from Sub-Saharan Africa to... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Supporting producers of bird’s eye chili peppers

Picking birdseye chili peppers in Uganda   In Eastern Uganda, bird’s eye chili pepper farmers are producing more chili peppers and connecting to larger markets. OPIC partner and 2015 OPIC Impact Award winner... Read more...

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How OPIC helped one Houston nonprofit expand access to clean water in Africa

OPIC travels to Houston this week, where it will host its latest Expanding Horizons workshop for small businesses interested in expanding into developing countries. Houston is also the site of one of OPIC’s early impact investing... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Bringing much needed power to Senegal

Workers lay the groundwork for a 53 MW power facility in Senegal, which is being built with the support of up to $100 million in OPIC financing.  The project is OPIC’s first financing of grid-connected power project in Senegal, and one... Read more...

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A vision of growth in West Africa

ContourGlobal’s Cap des Biches power plant in Senegal. Credit: U.S. Embassy Dakar By: Subha Nagarajan, OPIC Managing Director of West and Central Africa Over the past two years, African countries have enacted many reforms to improve the... Read more...

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Advancing development by investing in microfinance: OPIC’s Richard Greenberg explains

OPIC, which has actively supported microfinance investment for more than a decade, recentlyannounced that it has surpassed the $1 billion mark in financing to support microfinance projects around the world. Here, Richard Greenberg, OPIC Managing... Read more...

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Desalination, irrigation, sanitation and more: How OPIC supports access to clean water in the developing world

Clean water is essential to life and also to addressing many of the world’s biggest development challenges from poverty to malnutrition. World leaders formally recognized the importance of water to development last year when they included ... Read more...

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By the numbers: OPIC’s far-reaching impact

OPIC-supported projects improve access to power, clean water, food, education, housing, financial services and more, in over 100 countries from Asia to the Middle East, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. This snapshot shows the impact we have... Read more...

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A “blueprint” for supporting small farmers: The Boston Globe features OPIC partner Root Capital

Root Capital has supported small farmers from Latin America to Sub-Saharan Africa.   “In most countries, economic prosperity comes from small businesses, yet in the developing world, many businesses fail to thrive, or fail period,... Read more...

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OPIC achieves major milestone, surpassing its initial Power Africa commitment

Two years ago President Obama launched one of the most ambitious development initiatives of his Presidency and enlisted the support of OPIC in Power Africa, designed to bring more electricity to the hundreds of millions of people in Sub-... Read more...

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