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Global Partnerships features OPIC’s perspective on impact investing

“Investing with impact was a core mission of OPIC long before the term impact investing was in vogue,” OPIC Managing Director Loren Rodwin wrote in this recent postfor Global Partnerships series, Perspectives on Impact Investing.... Read more...

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The world needs more power

Today is World Humanitarian Day, a United Nations (U.N.) commemoration to “celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world.” This year, the UN’s theme is “The World Needs More…” As anyone who works in global development... Read more...

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Featured photo: Underscoring the opportunity of private investment in Africa

  Elizabeth Littlefield (center), President and CEO of OPIC, signs a memorandum of understanding with Thomas McCaffery (left), Wells Fargo’s Executive Vice President, and Mohamed El Kettani (right), Chairman and CEO of Morocco’s... Read more...

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Highlights from the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

“What some say is a problem is actually a massive investment opportunity,” Nigeria’s Minister of Power Chinedu Nebo stressed at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit last week, discussing the widespread lack of energy access across the continent... Read more...

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Highlights from the Field: ACEF supports African renewable energy projects for enduring development

By Sarah Carta, OPIC U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Program Manager OPIC’s U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance (ACEF) team recently traveled to Africa to seek out thriving clean energy technology resulting from ACEF support – from off-grid solar... Read more...

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Seeking to build on momentum of recent days, OPIC hosts high-speed networking event for African businesses

In an effort to build on the momentum of recent days that saw billions of new investment committed to Africa, OPIC on Wednesday hosted multiple American and African businesses, as well as representatives from other U.S. Government Agencies for... Read more...

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“Energy prosperity can replace energy poverty:” NPR highlights Power Africa and OPIC’s latest commitment

  National Public Radio featured the African Leaders Summit and President Obama’s Power Africainitiative this week in a story that highlighted OPIC’s latest Power Africa project, its $50 million commitment to the 450-megawatt... Read more...

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Committing to continued investment in Africa

OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield signs a memorandum of understanding on August 4 with Mohamed El Kettani (right), Chairman and CEO of Morocco’s Attijariwafa Bank; and Thomas McCaffery (left), Wells Fargo executive vice president, expressing... Read more...

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“The continent of greatest opportunity this century”

OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield spoke Aug. 3 at a reception co-hosted by OPIC and the Millennium Challenge Corporation to kick off the Africa Leaders Summit. Littlefield described the significant growth Africa has seen... Read more...

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Baltimore Sun features Elizabeth Littlefield on African investment opportunity

Elizabeth Littlefield meets with local microfinance institutions during a delegation to Rwanda earlier this year.   “Casual political observers often focus on Africa’s natural resources, mineral wealth and conflicts as a strategic... Read more...

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