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Regulatory reforms are making it easier to do business in Sub-Saharan Africa and other developing economies

OPIC supports this agriculture project in Senegal, one of multiple African countries that have adopted regulatory reforms to improve the local business climate.    The number of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa that are... Read more...

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How OPIC’s guaranteed loans to microfinance institutions benefit people in emerging markets

The World Bank estimates that two billion people – 38 percent of the world’s adults – do not have access to formal financial services and that their ranks include almost three-quarters of the world’s poor. While microfinance institutions that... Read more...

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How OPIC is helping advance financial inclusion in India

By Iftin Fatah, OPIC Portfolio Monitoring Specialist – Development Partnership Framework Division  Three women who access financial services through an OPIC-supported microfinance institution use loans to support their farms and... Read more...

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“A league of their own”: Women in development discuss America’s global impact

Photo from left: Liz Schrayer, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (moderator); Dana Hyde, Millennium Challenge Corporation; Gayle Smith, U.S. Agency for International Development; Elizabeth Littlefield, OPIC; Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Peace Corps;... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Expanding access to finance to women in rural India

  Photo Credit Iftin Fatah Female entrepreneurs who have obtained financing from OPIC-supported Satin Creditcare Network Limited gather for a group meeting in Galand Village in Utter Pradesh State.  At a time when access to... Read more...

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Growing Partnerships and Opportunities: Investing in the Asia-Pacific Region

Workers package raw cocoa powder at the Big Tree Farms facility in Bali, Indonesia. OPIC committed a $3.7 million loan to the company, based in Oregon, that works with cocoa and coconut farmers in to produce a variety of products like sweetener that... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Peruvian artisan turns craft into a successful business

Peruvian artisan, Inés Callanaupa, received financing through OPIC-partner Global Partnerships to grow her business and is an example of how OPIC reached a milestone of $1 billion in microfinance loans. Callanaupa has used 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, recently announced that it has surpassed the $1 billion mark in financing to support microfinance projects around the world. Here, Richard Greenberg, OPIC... Read more...

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Featured photo: Recognizing the women of OPIC’s senior leadership

  As we celebrate National Women’s History Month, we would like to recognize the remarkable female leaders here at OPIC. This year’s theme is Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Empowering female farmers

A worker in Ghana prepares shea nuts for sale at a farm supported by OPIC partner Root Capital. Root is a Cambridge, Mass. nonprofit social investment fund that provides loans to rural farms in Latin America and Africa who cannot access... Read more...

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