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Featured Photo: Expanding access to modern healthcare in Ghana

June 05, 2015

Healthcare workers in Ghana tend to patients in a mobile clinic, part of the Ghana National Medical Equipment Project, a sweeping and ambitious program to update the country’s medical network by introducing advanced technology, expand training and use mobile clinics equipped with backup generators to reach remote regions where access to electricity is limited. The lead investor in the project
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Focus on OPIC Impact Award Winners: Root Capital

June 04, 2015

In recent years as OPIC has increased its focus on renewable resources, it has supported investments not just in renewable energy sources like solar and wind power, but also in clean water, forest preservation and sustainable agriculture, which are all essential to feeding a growing planet. There may be no resource more fundamental than food, but many of the world’s
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Focus on OPIC Impact Award winners: Sante GMT

June 02, 2015

OPIC works hard to ensure the projects it supports will deliver a strong and positive impact in the host country and often these benefits extend far beyond the stated mission of the project. That’s the case with Sante GMT, a producer of milk and dairy products in Georgia, which won one of two Impact Awards given this year in the
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Featured photo: Celebrating excellence in development

May 29, 2015

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield joins distinguished award recipients and presenters before the 2015 OPIC Impact Awards ceremony on May 19. At the event, seven OPIC clients were recognized for excellence in development for projects that are bringing electricity to remote villages in India, financial services to small businesses in the Middle East, affordable education to poor families
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Elizabeth Littlefield on supporting impact investing

May 29, 2015

This interview originally ran on GIIN.org. Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), discusses the development finance institution’s innovative work to support and advance impact investing. GIIN: As the US Government’s Development Finance Institution (DFI), what do you see as OPIC’s role in impact investing? Elizabeth Littlefield: Every single one of OPIC’s staff is committed
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Focus on OPIC Impact Award winners: Simpa Energy India Ltd.

May 28, 2015

When you expand access to energy, you expand access to opportunity. That was the founding premise of Simpa Energy India Ltd., a provider of solar-as-a-service in rural India, which OPIC recognized May 19 with an Impact Award recognizing excellence in development, in the renewable energy category. Simpa was one of seven OPIC clients honored with Impact Awards last week and
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Littlefield’s testimony to Congress emphasizes OPIC’s commitment to vulnerable countries

May 27, 2015

More than one-third of OPIC’s active portfolio is invested in places that are in or are vulnerable to violent conflict – a commitment based on the Agency’s understanding that economic stability can help support political stability. OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield spoke of this commitment to some of the world’s most fragile places on May 19, when she testified
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Storify: The 2015 OPIC Impact Awards

May 26, 2015

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OPIC’s Impact Awards: A recap in pictures

May 21, 2015

OPIC recognized seven clients for excellence in development at the May 19 Impact Awards, which featured keynote addresses from Ambassador Susan Rice and Myron Brilliant of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a new video showcasing OPIC’s work, as well as clients from Sub-Saharan Africa to Latin America who have partnered with OPIC to improve people’s lives. Here’s a look at
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New video illustrates how OPIC supports development

May 20, 2015

Developing countries are at the forefront of possibility in today’s world, but they also face significant challenges that are too great to be addressed by aid or the public sector alone. This new video illustrates how OPIC works with the private sector to address many of these challenges and make a positive difference in some of the poorest and most
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