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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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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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Featured Photo: On Mother’s Day, OPIC’s support to African medical care helps new mothers

In honor of Mother’s Day on May 10, this photo shows the Mission Mbagala Dispensary, a small clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, tending to a new mother and her infant. Supported by an OPIC loan, the clinic is one of several that have been able... Read more...

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Featured photo: Supporting microfinance lending to women in Africa

                              A BRAC microfinance recipient who has used loan money to support her restaurant business is... Read more...

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Featured photo: Logistics startup employs hundreds in Tanzania

  A truck driver and operations manager are just two of the 248 full-time workers employed in by Alistair James Co., which built a logistics and trucking company with the support of OPIC financing. In a region where limited rail lines... Read more...

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On World Food Day, a story of restoring potato crops to Tanzania

  Family and smallholder farmers play a global role in protecting our environment, eliminating hunger and achieving sustainable development – especially in developing nations. On October 16, World Food Day will highlight this... Read more...

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Highlights from the Field: ACEF supports African renewable energy projects for enduring development

By Sarah Carta, OPIC U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Program Manager OPIC’s U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance (ACEF) team recently traveled to Africa to seek out thriving clean energy technology resulting from ACEF support – from off-grid solar... Read more...

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Shining a light on Africa’s future

By Judith Pryor Vice President, Office of External Affairs, Overseas Private Investment Corporation There is a popular satellite photo of the earth at nighttime that really captures the severity of Africa’s power shortages. While much of... Read more...

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Measuring and monitoring impact: Five ways development impacts lives (Part Three in a series)

This post is the third in a series on OPIC’s work measuring and monitoring the developmental impact of the projects it supports. To view the previous posts click here and here. Each project OPIC supports delivers multiple... Read more...

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Financial inclusion for Africa's healthcare providers

By Dia Martin, OPIC, Senior Investment Officer On a continent that carries a disproportionate share of many diseases from HIV-AIDS to high blood pressure, access to finance poses a major challenge to the small clinics that serve so many lower and... Read more...

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