The OPIC Blog

Archive for September, 2013

Measuring and monitoring impact: OPIC’s Office of Investment Policy (Part Two in a series)

Earlier this year, The OPIC Blog featured Margaret Kuhlow, Vice President, Office of Investment Policy, which works to ensure that OPIC-supported projects deliver real and measurable benefits in their host countries. This post, the second in a series that looks at the Office of Investment Policy, offers an overview of the department’s work in supporting OPIC’s development mission. OPIC’s core Read more…

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A Shared Opportunity between OPIC and CSIS

In 1960, public capital accounted for 71 percent of financial flows to the developing world. Today it stands at just 9 percent. With U.S. foreign aid comprising its smallest share of global capital flows in history, the private sector has become an increasingly vital force in development*. Earlier this year, the Executive Council on Development for the Center for Strategic Read more…

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Collaboration among development institutions can catalyze more green investments in the developing world

By Brian O’Hanlon, Director of Business Development, Political and Sovereign Risk Last week, I joined OPIC President and CEO, Elizabeth Littlefield and OPIC Chief of Staff John Morton for an unprecedented event in the world of development finance. CEOs and representatives from 15 development finance institutions (DFIs) met in Frankfurt, Germany to discuss how to scale up climate finance in Read more…

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OPIC and Amethis Finance support Africa’s priority sectors for economic growth

On September 5, in Paris, France, Overseas Private Investment Corporation President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield and Executive President and Co-Founder of Amethis Finance Luc Rigouzzo signed a $150 million credit line dedicated to investments in priority sectors that are critical to Africa’s economic growth. Littlefield indicated that all of these sectors, including agribusiness, infrastructure, energy and financial services, offer Read more…

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Featured photo: OPIC supports literacy in developing countries

In honor of International Literacy Day on September 8, this week we feature a photo of a student at the International Community School in Kumasi, Ghana. An OPIC loan has helped fund the expansion of this K-12 school, which offers a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for college and careers. Read more about this story.

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