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Littlefield speaks on CSIS panel on impact investing

As impact investing evolves from a somewhat “clubby” sector to a mainstream investment tool, development finance institutions like OPIC are playing a key role, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield told a January 14 panel on impact... Read more...

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A new tool for achieving impact: A look at OPIC’s IFIP pilot

One of the ways OPIC has been able to achieve a positive development impact for more than four decades is by consistently innovating its tools and processes. OPIC listens to clients, and regularly introduces new financial and insurance products to... Read more...

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Partner Spotlight: How OPIC helped one Oklahoma business revive an aging Colombian oil field

It’s said that if you build it they will come, but when trying to introduce a promising technology into an emerging market, it’s not always that easy. Sadanand Joshi (pictured), President of Joshi Technologies of Tulsa, Oklahoma, learned... Read more...

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Partnering with business as a force for good in the world: A conversation with Elizabeth L. Littlefield

Littlefield meets with African entrepreneurs during the Global Entrepreneurs Summit in Nairobi   The year 2015 has been a banner year for OPIC with the Agency’s total portfolio reaching a record-high of almost $20 billion... Read more...

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Featured photo: Expanding access to higher education in Tajikistan

Construction of the University of Central Asia campus in Khorog, Tajikistan progresses as the school prepares to open its doors in September 2017. With support from a $30 million loan from OPIC, the university will offer an extensive... Read more...

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OPIC marks a key anniversary as a self-sustaining government agency

Thirty-one years ago this month, OPIC presented President Ronald Reagan with a check for $50 million, making good on its promise to pay back every cent of the funds that Congress had allocated to start the agency in 1971. Reagan accepted the check... Read more...

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“The most predictable economic transformation in modern times:” OPIC COO John Morton featured in Quartz

Renewable energy investment in developing countries jumped 36 percent between 2013 and 2014 and now exceeds the level of renewable energy invested in developing economies, OPIC Chief Operating Officer John Morton, wrote in this piece... Read more...

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Microfinance in the digital age

By Anthony Randazzo OPIC Director, Small and Medium Enterprise Finance     According to the World Bank, two billion people in the world today lack access to financial services. Disruptive technology is helping to change that.... Read more...

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OPIC celebrates record-setting year in private sector-led development

  Nearly a quarter of OPIC’s portfolio now supports projects in Sub-Saharan Africa   OPIC has announced $4.4 billion in new financing and insurance commitments in fiscal year 2015 to catalyze private sector-led... Read more...

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The business of food security: A look at OPIC’s work in agribusiness

Earlier this week we highlighted OPIC’s growing portfolio of agribusiness projects that are helping increase food production and supporting small farmers. Here, John Aldonas, Deputy Vice President, OPIC Small and Medium Enterprise Finance,... Read more...

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