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Archive for February, 2012

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 sector’s growing role as a force for good in the world. She also outlined three things that many people do not know about development: We’re winning. Read more…

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Haitian Prime Minister visits OPIC

Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille met with OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield  and other members of OPIC’s senior staff on February 9 to discuss the challenges of Haiti’s reconstruction and the prospects for new development. Conille (pictured) and his delegation were in Washington to explore ways in which the United States could contribute to Haiti’s reconstruction efforts in the wake of the Read more…

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The federal budget and foreign aid, Part 2

As we shared in a recent video post from a noted political psychologist, most Americans think the United States spends a lot more of the federal budget on foreign aid than we actually do. President Obama addressed this topic last week when answering a question from a participant in a Google+ “Hangout” live video feed. This post from the U.S. Read more…

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Photo: Four DFI executive directors speak at OPIC

Four U.S. Executive Directors of the key international development institutions spoke with OPIC staff in January, 2012, about the opportunities and challenges of their work. The Executive Directors act as liaisons between the U.S. government and the governing bodies of these development banks. From left, Meg Lundsager, International Monetary Fund; Ambassador Robert “Skipp” Orr, Asian Development Bank; Ian Solomon, World Read more…

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Featured photo: Preserving Cambodian forests

Cambodian monks a play key role in  project monitoring and forest management in their community forest. Read more about the REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) project in Cambodia, for which OPIC is providing political risk insurance.

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