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Featured photo: Expanding Horizons conference in Chicago

At the latest Expanding Horizons conference in Chicago, GWA Innovative Technologies’ Thomas Anokye (center) and John Martinson (right) meet with Alison Germak-Gatchev, OPIC’s director of business development, to discuss a proposal to redevelop a... Read more...

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OPIC has another record-setting year for renewable resources

This week, OPIC announced that its commitments to renewable resources projects rose 41 percent in Fiscal Year 2012, which ended September 30, to set a new record of $1.55 billion. The news follows last year’s  record setting pace,... Read more...

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On World Food Day, some facts about food and development

Tuesday, October 16 is World Food Day, which marks the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAO) 67 years ago, and calls attention each year to the persistent problem of world hunger. While FAO says... Read more...

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Featured photo: Students singing at Nairobi’s Ongata Pine Breeze Academy

  Lillian Alwi, right, leads students in song at the Ongata Pine Breeze Academy outside Nairobi, Kenya. As school director, Alwi has used two loans from the Kenya Women’s Finance Trust (KWFT) to build Pine Breeze into a bustling source... Read more...

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OPIC monitoring trip to Kenya

By: Tim Harwood An interdepartmental OPIC team traveled to Kenya in June to monitor the performance of three financial institutions whose microfinance lending is supported by the agency:  Musoni, the Kenya Women’s Finance Trust, and... Read more...

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Monthly news wrap-up: September 2012

Last month, the General Assembly of the United Nations convened to begin the General Debate of the 67th Session and leaders from 193 countries congregated in New York City to discuss some of the world’s toughest issues. As ... Read more...

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At U.N. and CGI, U.S. highlights importance of collaboration in addressing world’s biggest problems

The need to form partnerships and collaborate emerged as a common theme over the past week as top world leaders converged in New York for both the 67th General Assembly of the United Nationsand the Clinton Global Initiative.... Read more...

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Featured photo: Elizabeth Littlefield meets with Malawian president in New York

Photo credit: Francis Mphweya, MANA   OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield met with Malawian President Joyce Banda this week at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Their meeting coincided with the opening of the... Read more...

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September Board Meeting: Priorities renewed and newer

Photo Credit: Eugene Hoshiko of the Associated Press At its September meeting, OPIC’s Board of Directors kept the agency’s focus trained on priority sectors – renewable resources; food security and safe drinking water;... Read more...

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OPIC to host Expanding Horizons workshop for small businesses, October 3 in Seattle

As more U.S. small businesses participate in the global marketplace, they are facing new questions and challenges. Expanding Horizons, a workshop for small businesses entering international markets, helps entrepreneurs explore new opportunities... Read more...

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