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Featured photo: OPIC President & CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield rings the New York Stock Exchange closing bell

  On Monday, April 21, OPIC’s President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield, along with representatives and guests from the U.S. National Advisory Board to the Social Impact Investment Task Force (NAB), rang the closing bell at the... Read more...

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OPIC and solar energy: Bolstering renewable resources in development

  This year’s Earth Day focus is sustainable cities and how the world’s cities are responding to our climate change challenge. Roughly 5.2 billion people are projected to live in the world’s urban communities by 2050.... Read more...

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Featured photo: Bountiful harvest in Ethiopia

Photo by Alina Paul-Bossuet   In honor of Earth Day on April 22, this photo, a Feed the Future photo contest winner, shows a farmer in Ethiopia, succeeding against the odds and producing a bountiful harvest in drought conditions.... Read more...

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#SheBuilds: Investing in women is an investment in global development

By Judith Pryor Vice President, Office of External Affairs, Overseas Private Investment Corporation On April 10, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Devex and Vital Voices held the #SheBuilds Twitter chat, aimed at engaging... Read more...

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Featured photo: Rwanda 20 years later

  In February, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield visited Rwanda’s Genocide Memorial while leading a delegation to meet with investors and government leaders. In this recent blog post, Littlefield described the country... Read more...

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Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award winners: Global Partnerships

In the efforts to support the poor in ways that will have a sustained and meaningful difference in their lives, access to finance is a common theme. Millions of people in the developing world have no formal bank account and no way to access a bank... Read more...

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A country in a hurry: On the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, this small African country looks forward

By Elizabeth Littlefield President and Chief Executive Officer,  U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation I first visited Rwanda in the early 1990s when I was just beginning my career in development, and spent several months in... Read more...

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OPIC and ACORE Team Up

by Lynn Tabernacki, OPIC’s Managing Director for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development This month, on April 24-25, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) will host one of its signature events for renewable energy investors... Read more...

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Spotlight on OPIC Impact Award Winners: Medical Credit Fund

In Africa, many of the same health care clinics that serve large numbers of low and middle-income people struggle to borrow money to pay for new equipment or even basic maintenance. This limited access to finance directly impacts the delivery of... Read more...

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Unlocking private climate investment: Two lessons from OPIC and Ex-Im Bank

By Giulia Christianson, Sustainable Finance, World Resources Institute Overcoming the climate change challenge won’t come cheap. A World Economic Forum report released last year, for example, estimates that the world will need to invest... Read more...

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