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Video: The federal budget and foreign aid

How much does the U.S. spend on foreign aid? As political psychologist, Dr. Steven Kull noted during a recent visit to OPIC, a lot less than most Americans think: When they understand that just one percent of the federal budget goes toward foreign aid, most Americans support that level of assistance, said Kull, who studies public opinion on public policy. “The Read more…

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Video: “If you don’t innovate you’re not going to win.”

In this interview from the December, 2011 U.N. Climate Change talks in Durban, South Africa, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield outlines OPIC’s progress since it identified renewable resources as the agency’s number one sector priority a year ago. She also explains how partnerships between the public and private sectors can be effective in solving the world’s biggest environmental challenges. Read more…

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For small businesses, adapting to tough times often means expanding their horizons

Ricardo Tejada, Founder and Managing Director of Vnesto Capital, delivered the keynote address at the Expanding Horizons seminar in Orange County, CA, where he shared his story of adapting to the recession by expanding his business into South Korea and Ecuador. Vnesto Capital was founded in Los Angeles in 2005 to help small firms obtain capital and build successful business plans, Read more…

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“Before electricity we did not know which century we were living in.”

This video from India’s Husk Power Systems Inc.–an OPIC loan recipient–outlines how rice husks are being used to generate electricity and transform lives in many of India’s most remote communities.

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1982: OPIC Repays the U.S. Government

Ellen Lytton is Manager of OPIC’s Information Center In the early 1980s OPIC returned its original start-up appropriations totaling $106 million to the U.S. Treasury. In 1982, Craig Nalen, then President of OPIC, met with President Ronald Reagan and presented the president with a check for $50 million. The following year another check in the amount of $56 million was Read more…

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Renewable Energy & Clean Technology Conference: Day 3

The third and final day of OPIC’s investment conference, Renewable Energy & Clean Technology: Access to Investment Opportunities in Emerging Markets, has been a continuation of the important discussions speakers and participants have had over the last two days about the opportunities and challenges they face by doing business in the renewable energy and clean technology sectors. While this is Read more…

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Renewable Energy & Clean Technology: Official Conference Opening

Wednesday, May 6, 2010- Renewable Energy & Clean Technology: Access to Investment Opportunities in Emerging Markets was officially opened by OPIC Acting President Dr. Lawrence Spinelli. This three-day international conference—taking place in New Delhi, India—is focused on facilitating private sector investment in renewable energy and clean technology. The conference has attracted almost 300 participants from over 26 countries representing U.S. Read more…

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Renewable Energy & Clean Technology Conference: Day 1

Dr. Lawrence Spinelli, Acting President, talks about the first day of OPIC’s conference–Renewable Energy and Clean Technology: Access to Investment Opportunities in Emerging Markets. The three-day conference, which started on Wednesday, May 5th, is being held in New Delhi, India. Click on the post to hear what Dr. Spinelli had to say.

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