2013 was another banner year for OPIC, which made a record level of commitments in support of U.S. businesses investing in developing countries. The OPIC blog highlighted many of our key projects and initiatives.
Below are our five most popular blog posts from 2013:
July 02, 2013
OPIC, which has a long history of supporting projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, will now play a key role in a new U.S. initiative to double access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa. The region has in recent years seen strong economic growth and an expanding consumer class, but limited power remains a major problem, with more than two-thirds of the population lacking regular access to electricity.
April 04, 2013
In Sub-Saharan Africa, access to healthcare is limited, the quality of care is often poor, and the need is great. The continent carries a disproportionate share of the global burden of many diseases from HIV/AIDS to high blood pressure, and this disease load is exacerbated by widespread poverty, food insecurity and poor sanitation.
April 25, 2013
You can’t build a country without concrete.
The statement has particular relevance in Haiti, where, more than three years since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake resulted in extensive death and destruction, the country is still working to repair and rebuild and assume a path of sustained economic vitality.
May 28, 2013
Does it make business sense to invest in the world’s poorest people? A panel discussion at the Society for International Development focused on why private sector investments in some of the poorest and least developed parts of the world offer such promise for a strong return on investment.
July 26, 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa has seen significant economic progress in recent years with growth rates in many countries that are among the highest in the world, and large numbers of once poor people joining the middle class.