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OPIC by the numbers: 2017

OPIC committed to multiple projects in 2017 to increase support for women in the developing world and unlock the multi-trillion dollar investment opportunity they represent.       As 2017 comes to... Read more...

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Did you know: OPIC is helping Ukraine move closer to energy security?

Left to right: President of SE NNEGC Energoatom Yuri Neashkovsky; Minister of Finance Oleksandr Danyliuk, Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Kistion, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission George Kent; and Representing Central Storage Safety Project Trust,... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Major infrastructure project is increasing tourism and boosting commerce

  In Quito, Ecuador, a traveler shops for Ecuadorian chocolate at the locally-owned República del Cacao shop at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport. República del Cacao began as a tiny kiosk selling fine locally-produced chocolate... Read more...

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Did you know: OPIC supports women-owned small businesses in Mongolia?

  In Mongolia, Uranchimeg Erdenebat used financing from XacBank LLC for research and development to expand her cosmetics line and reach more customers. Erdenebat produces cosmetics from locally sourced organic ingredients and exports her... Read more...

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Did you know: OPIC has helped reduce the deficit for 40 straight years?

  Fiscal year 2017 marks OPIC’s 40th consecutive year of operating as a self-sustaining government agency that generates money for deficit reduction. OPIC’s model of development finance has long enabled the agency to support development... Read more...

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OPIC ranks Best Place to Work in the Federal Government

A new survey of federal employees ranks OPIC the best place to work among small government agencies. The report from the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service also ranked OPIC first among small agencies in several sub-categories including... Read more...

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At Global Entrepreneurship Summit, OPIC highlights need for investment in women

  Last week, OPIC joined leaders at the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India. The theme for this year’s event, “Women First, Prosperity for All”, focused on increasing economic opportunities for women entrepreneurs.... Read more...

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OPIC CEO says commitment to Asia is "very strong"

  This week in Hyderabad, India, OPIC President and CEO Ray Washburne joined world leaders at the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. While there, Washburne had the opportunity to sit down with CNBC and discuss investment in India and... Read more...

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OPIC makes initial disbursement in El Salvador solar project

  OPIC has made its initial disbursement in the Bosforo solar project in El Salvador, which will add a total of 100 MW of power across ten individual solar plants. The project, which is being built by AES Corporation of Arlington,... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Supporting more bountiful harvests worldwide

  This Thanksgiving, we showcase one of the many projects OPIC supports to help increase food production and improve the livelihoods of small farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Agriculture is central to Senegal’s economy and is the... Read more...

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