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Monthly news wrap-up: September 2012

Last month, the General Assembly of the United Nations convened to begin the General Debate of the 67th Session and leaders from 193 countries congregated in New York City to discuss some of the world’s toughest issues. As reported by the State Department, some of the United States’ priorities include building on the progress made toward achieving the Millennium Development Read more…

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Monthly news wrap-up: June 2012

June was an eventful month for OPIC, which hosted its latest board meeting and approved several funding deals addressing a range of development challenges in a variety of regions. The board’s approvals included two solar projects in Peru, an Internet expansion project in East Africa, and several new investment funds that will bring the latest renewable energy technologies to emerging Read more…

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Featured photo: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield at Rio+20

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield after the announcement of the U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the Rio+20 Conference on June 22, 2012. [Photo courtesy of Walter Mesquita]

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Sustainable Development with Accountability

By Dr. Keith Kozloff, Director, OPIC Office of Accountability One of the many ways the world has evolved since the first Rio Earth Summit 20 years ago is that local communities now have a stronger voice in the development being considered and occurring in their own backyards.  One of the principles to come out of the 1992 Earth Summit stated Read more…

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Secretary Hillary Clinton and OPIC’s Elizabeth Littlefield Announce the U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative

OPIC’s President Elizabeth Littlefield joined Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development last week to announce a new partnership to drive private sector investment in bringing clean energy to Africa. Energy access in African households is a major barrier to development. Although Africa has abundant clean energy resources, there is often a lack Read more…

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