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Microfinance support for small businesses in Israel

Small businesses are so universally recognized as a key “engine of the economy,” that that very phrase has become cliché. But the fact remains that banks prefer lending money to established organizations. This recent Times of Israel ... Read more...

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Addressing the lack of long-term lending for renewable energy

"Despite significant growth over the past few years, India’s renewable energy sector remains underserved, primarily due to the inability of financial institutions to offer long-term lending,” OPIC recently explained in a blog post for the U.S.... Read more...

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Development and health

Saturday April 7 is World Health Day, an annual event the World Health Organization hosts to call attention to public health challenges across the planet. Although these health challenges are not confined to developing countries, many of the... Read more...

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Dr. Lawrence Spinelli, OPIC's Director of Public Affairs: "The credit crisis is a very real challenge for businesses and OPIC is here to help them."

  How OPIC has made a special effort to work with small businesses As the Director of Public Affairs for OPIC, Dr. Larry Spinelli spearheads the Expanding Horizons seminars and workshops, which help educate American small- and... Read more...

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OPIC’s Monthly News Wrap-Up: March 2012

We frequently share the important pieces of journalism we find on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Starting this month, we will also begin recapping on our blog some of the stories we consider most important to helping solve... Read more...

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OPIC: The bottom line

As the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, OPIC works with a lot of numbers. One of the numbers we are most proud of is the one on the bottom line of our income statement. In fiscal 2011, OPIC earned net income of $269 million. ... Read more...

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Things You Should Know About Political Risk Insurance

Opportunity. Uncertainty. Possibility. Unpredictability. These wide-ranging terms describe what many investors think about emerging markets, especially those with a history of civil unrest, violence or a questionable rule of law. We are in the... Read more...

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Calling on Caribbean entrepreneurs

Last year OPIC, in cooperation with the Department of State, agreed to provide $150 million to support winning projects in two 2012 business proposal competitions to be conducted in 2012 by State’s new International Diaspora Engagement Alliance (... Read more...

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Project Snapshot: Restoring food supply in Haiti

Site Haiti  Sector Food Challenge Mitigating the risk involved in rebuilding a key flour mill that was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. Solution OPIC provided Seaboard Overseas Limited with political risk insurance... Read more...

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Three things most people do not know about global development

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield delivered the keynote address February 24 at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI) annual conference, where she spoke about the changing nature of global development and the private... Read more...

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