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Helping developing countries raise capital

OPIC political risk insurance product holds promise for financing large infrastructure projects  OPIC’s Schweigart (center) and Johnston (second from right) with officials from Energoatom.   One of the key ways... Read more...

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Did you know? American businesses support global development

In a new series of photo essays, OPIC explores the far-ranging impact of the projects it supports. One of OPIC’s biggest infrastructure projects was the Mariscal Sucre International Airport, also known as Quiport, in Quito, Ecuador. Built with... Read more...

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"The company that makes Africa work better”: A $7 million loan creates invaluable impact in East Africa

This is the first blog in a series showcasing the stories of the people and communities that have benefited from OPIC’s investment in development.   Alistair Group, a shipping and logistics company based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania,... Read more...

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Featured photo: A date producer creates jobs and economic opportunity in the West Bank

In the West Bank city of Jericho, local women work at the Nakheel Palestine processing facility preparing a variety of quality dates for sale in markets around the world. OPIC supports Nakheel through its financing to the Siraj Palestine... Read more...

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OPIC President visits Ukraine to explore investment opportunities

  On his first official visit as OPIC President and CEO, Ray Washburne reiterated the Agency’s commitment to Ukraine, a country where OPIC has quadrupled its investment in recent years. “We’ve got a full pipeline of deals that we’re... Read more...

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Featured photo: An award-winning OPIC project breaks ground

  ​​​​​​​In Aboadze, a coastal city in Western Ghana, construction gets underway on a 200 MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant, which is being built with the support of OPIC financing and political risk insurance. The power plant is... Read more...

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Featured photo: Supporting economic growth through major infrastructure projects

The Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica, which was expanded with the support of OPIC financing, is an example of OPIC’s longstanding commitment to critical infrastructure projects in emerging markets. OPIC’s ability... Read more...

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Exploring investment opportunities in Ukraine

    OPIC President and Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth L. Littlefield met Andy Hunder, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine on October 6 to discuss OPIC’s existing investment portfolio in Ukraine, its... Read more...

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OPIC President and CEO honored with the Global Generation Award

The Millennium Campus Network is a nonprofit that is dedicated to training a new generation of global development leaders on university campuses across the globe. The organization recently held its 8th Annual Millennium Campus Conference – MCC16 –... Read more...

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The Salone Reporter features Elizabeth L. Littlefield on Sierra Leone’s private sector led development

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield meets with government ministers in Sierra Leone to discuss investment opportunities and priorities.   “Sierra Leone has inspired the world with its courage and resilience these past few... Read more...

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