The OPIC Blog

Africa at a glance

Ahead of the historic summit of African leaders that will take place in Washington from August 4-6, take a look at some key facts about Africa that illustrate the challenges and opportunities the continent faces today, and the ways OPIC is... Read more...

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Featured photo: A growing wool industry in Afghanistan

A livestock herder tends his flock in the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan. With the help of OPIC financing, Maryland-based American Wool & Cashmere has developed a regional infrastructure of centralized suppliers in... Read more...

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Measuring – and managing – impact investments

By Elizabeth Littlefield OPIC President and CEO A version of this blog appeared recently in Institutional Investor You can’t manage what you don’t measure. It’s such a fundamental rule of business that it hardly bears repeating in the... Read more...

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“The Lab:” A multinational innovation for a global challenge

  OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield traveled to London in June to join the launch of the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, a group of public and private sector leaders from around the world brought together by... Read more...

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Featured photo: OPIC financing supports small businesses in Jordan

An employee of a small, family-owned chocolate manufacturer in Amman, Jordan prepares chocolates for packaging and sale throughout the country. The business is one of multiple small businesses that have received start-up loans from a... Read more...

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Promoting successful community engagement in Africa

By Keith Kozloff, Director, OPIC Office of Accountability Director of OPIC Office of Accountability Keith Kozloff, addresses a group at the African Development Bank in Nairobi, Kenya.   OPIC’s Office of Accountability is an... Read more...

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Power Africa one year later: Our work is just beginning

By Judith Pryor Vice President, Office of External Affairs, Overseas Private Investment Corporation It’s been one year since President Obama announced the ambitious Power Africa initiative to double access to power in Sub-Saharan Africa,... Read more...

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Featured photo: Collaborating to support American businesses

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield and U.S. Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet met July 2 to discuss ways the two agencies can work together to support U.S. small businesses. OPIC works closely with SBA’s Office of... Read more...

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Video: Spotlight on OPIC's Impact

Eight OPIC projects that are making a difference around the world. Read more...

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Impressive solar energy focus helps OPIC bolster U.S.-Chile relations

Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet and U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House, June 30. The two leaders met to discuss U.S.-Chile relations, including OPIC’s support for a major solar power project in Chile. Photo courtesy CSPAN.... Read more...

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