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World Health Day highlights need for better health care in developing countries

April 7th is designated as World Health Day each year by the World Health Organization (WHO) to commemorate that agency’s founding. In conjunction with this, WHO annually highlights a theme that has a significant global... Read more...

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World Water Day highlights need for clean water, sanitation in developing world

Friday, March 22 is the United Nations World Water Day, held annually to raise awareness of the importance of fresh water and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.  Each year a specific aspect of water management... Read more...

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Featured photo: OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield speaks at the World Economic Forum

  This image from a screen recapping events at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland captures a quote from OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield. She is speaking on a panel aboutScaling Social Innovation, and is... Read more...

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OPIC returns to Davos for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield joins a large group of business and political leaders from around the world gathering in Davos, Switzerland this week for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). For more than 40... Read more...

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Ensuring accountability in international development

  One of the key components of effective development is effective conflict resolution. Unresolved conflicts with local communities can result in higher costs, delays or even abandonment of projects. Last month, OPIC Director of... Read more...

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Supporting investment in Afghanistan

Last week, OPIC joined the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce’s 8th Annual U.S.-Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference, where OPIC Senior Investment Officer John Didiuk (pictured) discussed the agency’s mission, private sector development... Read more...

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Secretary Hillary Clinton awards OPIC client Sorwathe with Award for Corporate Excellence

Today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented the U.S. Department of State 2012 small-medium sized business Award for Corporate Excellence to OPIC client Sorwathe, a Rwandan tea processing factory. The award honors U.S. business... Read more...

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Supporting the development of the next generation of African leaders

Africa’s labor force will be larger than China’s by 2035, according to statistics recently released by theMo Ibrahim Foundation. By the end of the century, 41 percent of the world’s youth live in African. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which invests... Read more...

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Sustainability: The new normal for business

Today, the World Economic Forum will host what is billed as “the world’s largest brainstorming meeting” – the Summit on the Global Agenda. Eight hundred leaders from the world’s business, political and academic communities will discuss ways to... Read more...

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OPIC helps kick off ILPA webcast series

On August 15, OPIC Chief Investment Officer Jay Koh joined IFC Chief Investment Officer and Manager David Wilton for a live webcast session on emerging market private equity. Last week, during a live webcast entitledEmerging Market... Read more...

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