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Featured photo: Support for small businesses in the Middle East

October 31, 2014

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield toured a water bottling company in Ramallah this week during her trip to the West Bank, Israel and Jordan. This company received financing through the nonprofit Middle East Investment Initiative, an OPIC partner that supports small businesses in the Middle East. These small enterprises are critical to the region’s economic growth and job creation,
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Featured photo: OPIC President welcomes Tony Blair

May 02, 2014

Last week, OPIC’s President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield welcomed Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, to OPIC’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. He is currently the Quartet Representative, charged with promoting economic growth and job creation in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Littlefield and Blair last met in March at a conference Blair co-chaired in Prague, convening
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International Youth Day 2012

August 09, 2012

Sunday, August 12 is International Youth Day, an annual observance supported by the United Nations (UN) calling attention to youth issues worldwide. In both developing and developed countries, young people face pressing global challenges, such as high levels of unemployment and subpar working conditions. They are seemingly left out while their leaders make decisions on their future. The UN provides
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Sharing OPIC’s story: A conversation with Judith Pryor, Vice President of Office of External Affairs

July 31, 2012

In your experience, what is it that people find most interesting about OPIC’s work and what do they find most surprising? It varies by audience, of course, but in general OPIC’s project success stories are what people are most interested in. People like to hear how two college friends who traveled through Brazil came up with the idea to introduce
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Making education a community effort

July 26, 2012

Earlier this year, we featured some photos from our Netketabi project in the West Bank, which is supporting a program to sell laptop computers stocked with books and other educational materials, to families with school-age children. We recently checked in the project sponsors who report that 7,500 computers have been purchased through the program to date. Students are using the computers 
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OPIC in Action: Expanding Education Opportunities for Palestinian Children

April 02, 2012

OPIC’s Robert Drumheller and Maria Goravanchi recently met with primary school children at Ibrahim School in Jenin, West Bank who were reading in both Arabic and English on their netbooks after school.   An OPIC loan is expected to distribute between 100,000 and 280,000 computers to school children there over the next ten years. The Netketabi – Arabic for ‘my
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