The OPIC Blog

Featured photo: Tablet-based teaching offers a scalable education model in Kenya

A teacher at one of Bridge International Academies’ schools in rural Kenya delivers a lesson via a tablet computer. OPIC is supporting Bridge’s expansion in Kenya with a $10 million loan. Bridge’s innovative model for educating large... Read more...

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In Kenya: Quality education even low income families can afford

In Kenya, primary school starts at the age of six and runs for eight years, and while the public schools are free to all children, they often suffer from limited resources. OPIC recently agreed to support a business that is providing an... Read more...

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Featured photo: OPIC on Capitol Hill

Elizabeth Littlefield, OPIC President and CEO (pictured with Judith Pryor, OPIC Vice President, Office of External Affairs) testified December 11 on Capitol Hill about OPIC’s success supporting development and U.S. foreign policy in developing... Read more...

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An agency punching above its weight

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield confers with Judith Pryor, OPIC’s Vice President of External Affairs prior to a Dec. 11 hearing with the Senate’s Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight. OPIC President and CEO... Read more...

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U.N. marks Human Rights Day with focus on Vienna Declaration

Since 1950, the United Nations has recognized December 10 as Human Rights Day. This year the U.N. is marking the day with the theme “20 Years Working for Your Rights,” in recognition of the 1993Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action. This... Read more...

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OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou featured in Forbes and Forbes Woman

One of the key’s to OPIC’s consistent financial success and strong developmental impact is the Agency’s strong team, including Executive Vice President, Mimi Alemayehou. Forbes recently included Alemayehou on its list of  “The 20 Young... Read more...

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Featured photo: OPIC delegation in West Africa

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield meets with Macky Sall, President of Senegal, while traveling with an OPIC delegation to West Africa. Africa has become a region of increased focus for OPIC in recent years and will play a key role in... Read more...

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Littlefield in AllAfrica: Africa can be transformed with public-private investment

How can Africa fully compete when countless factories and computers go dark during rolling blackouts? How can it compete in an era of non-stop, round-the-clock communication when millions go home to candles or lanterns? Although Africa has made... Read more...

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