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New legislation recognizes food security as a top global development priority

  This OPIC-supported project helps small farmers in Africa access advanced equipment to increase yields and expand their growing seasons. Learn more The Global Food Security Act, which passed earlier this month, paves the... Read more...

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Featured Photo: A look at one of last year’s OPIC Impact Awards winners

As we get ready to host the 2016 OPIC Impact Awards, here is a look at one of last year’s winners:Belstar Development. This picture shows healthcare workers in Ghana who are receiving training on new equipment being introduced as part of a... 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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Why is the U.S.-India solar partnership historic? One foundation weighs in

“More than 300 million people in India – that’s a quarter of the Indian population, mostly rural poor – cannot turn on a light. What power they have for their homes and kitchens comes from kerosene, wood, coal and cow manure. This takes a huge... Read more...

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Developing countries play a vital role in the health of the earth

  Thirty-six years after the first Earth Day demonstrations, there is a growing understanding that as we work to build a healthier earth, we must consider the whole earth — from the major cities of our wealthy countries, to remote... Read more...

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Electricity supply unreliable even for many grid-connected Africans

OPIC partner Nova Lumos makes home solar kits that are affordable and portable.   A new survey of electricity access across Africa shows the regions where energy poverty is most severe and also highlights the fact that many... Read more...

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Slideshow: How OPIC invests in women

By investing in development, OPIC invests in women. As the world marks International Women’s Day, these images show some of the women who have benefited from our work. Helping farmers in Africa earn more income. OPIC supports multiple... Read more...

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Why political risk insurance is critical to the global economy

Political Risk Insurance (PRI) began as a niche product but has become a “critical tool in the expansion of the global economy,” OPIC Director Mark Stuckart, wrote in the magazine of the Association for Financial Professionals. Stuckart,... Read more...

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OPIC partners pay back

Workers at the Sante GMT factory inspect dairy products produced from milk sourced from thousands of local Georgian farms.   Last year, OPIC recognized its partner Sante GMT with an Impact Award for development impact. This year... Read more...

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OPIC seeks to support American investors in Malawi

By Elizabeth Littlefield President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation President Obama asked me a year ago to travel to Malawi to explore opportunities to support private sector investment in this country that is brimming with... Read more...

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