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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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Four ways OPIC projects support access to water around the world

World Water Week seeks to highlight the key role that water plays in advancing global health and prosperity, and to foster discussion around innovative and effective ways to increase access to water for drinking, agriculture and health and... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Innovation supporting rural livelihoods in Tanzania

A Power Africa photo contest winner shows a man in Tanzania sewing at night with the aid of a solar light, which is helping to provide additional income generating opportunities for him and his family. The light, made available by d.... Read more...

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Obama visit to Kenya highlights Africa’s immense potential

OPIC President and CEO signs commitment to provide financing for a major wind power project in Kenya.   “Kenya may well be on its way to becoming a ‘silicon savannah,’ a hub of excellence and innovation in technology,” OPIC... Read more...

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Foreign investment into Africa surges in 2014

Although foreign direct investment took a hit worldwide in the past year, Africa continued to generate strong interest, with a 136 percent increase in capital invested over the previous year, Ernst & Young’s latest Africa Attractiveness... Read more...

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A look at poverty in Africa and worldwide

OPIC supports development across a range of sectors in Africa, including agriculture. Read more about one project aimed at helping poor smallholder farmers access the equipment needed to increase yields.   Two-thirds of the world’s... Read more...

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Four data points showing five years of progress at OPIC

  OPIC’s 2014 annual report … in addition to highlighting full year results … offers some data on the Agency’s progress over the past five years. These include: Steady growth in OPIC’s total portfolio:    ... Read more...

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