The OPIC Blog

Global Development Supports Domestic Development

By Elizabeth Littlefield, OPIC President and CEO At first glance, the prospects for American foreign aid and investment might look grim these days. As debt ceiling discussions and proposed austerity measures cast a shadow on all federal spending... Read more...

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OPIC’s investments support U.S. jobs: A state-by-state look

By investing – and mobilizing the private sector to invest – in development overseas. OPIC also generates large volumes of exports and helps create jobs here in the United States. How many jobs? This 2010 table on OPIC’s local impact ... Read more...

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Technology and the Arab Spring

At a series of Egypt Forward forums held around the U.S. in June, OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield and other OPIC staffers addressed hundreds of American businesses interested in doing business in Egypt and described how OPIC’s finance... Read more...

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Clean energy in India

OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield traveled on July 19 to New Delhi, where she reaffirmed OPIC’s commitment to supporting renewable energy projects in India. Littlefield, pictured here with Fred Hochberg, the Chairman of  the Export-... 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. Read more...

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Food is a renewable resource

Last month, OPIC approved nearly $500 million for five renewable resource private equity funds, easily surpassing a pledge OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield made at the 2010 U.N. Climate Change Conference, to provide at least $300 million... Read more...

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Project Snapshot: Buchanan Renewables Fuel

Site Liberia Sector Renewable energy; biomass, rubber Challenge Make use of large volumes of rubber trees that have reached the end of their latex producing lives by harvesting them and producing wood chips to fuel biomass power... Read more...

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"The most predictable economic transition in history"

John Morton, OPIC Vice President for Investment Policy, spoke on a panel at the Asia Clean Energy Forum in Manila last month, where he called the ongoing shift to cleaner forms of energy “the most predictable economic transition in... Read more...

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“Investment – not just assistance” for the Middle East and North Africa

Just like in the United States, small businesses are the backbone of the economies of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and a strong private sector is vital for increased employment and economic growth.  And as President Obama stated in... Read more...

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