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Littlefield on the keys to successful impact investing: Talent and hard work

Most of the projects OPIC supports are in high-impact sectors such as agriculture.   Earlier this summer the Global Impact Investing Network together with Cambridge Associates launchedIntroducing the Impact Investing... Read more...

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Leveraging private investment for a new landscape of global development

This week leaders from around the world met in Addis Ababa for the UN’s 3rd Financing for Development conference, an international gathering to discuss how financing can advance global sustainable development. OPIC President and CEO... Read more...

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Foreign investment into Africa surges in 2014

Although foreign direct investment took a hit worldwide in the past year, Africa continued to generate strong interest, with a 136 percent increase in capital invested over the previous year, Ernst & Young’s latest Africa Attractiveness... Read more...

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Elizabeth Littlefield on supporting impact investing

This interview originally ran on GIIN.org. Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), discusses the development finance institution’s innovative work to support and advance impact... Read more...

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OPIC opens 2015 Global Engagement Call for proposals

One of the key ways OPIC supports development is by providing finance to emerging market private equity funds, which often have a strong local presence and understanding of the markets in which they invest and can help create jobs and economic... Read more...

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The hard and necessary work of investing in the world’s most vulnerable places

OPIC supports a project in Afghanistan that helps suppliers of raw cashmere build a supply chain and sell their product for export. The business has helped create more than 1,500 jobs for the men and women in the region.   “... Read more...

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What is the Role of Investment in Development?

World Bank-OECD Meeting on Making Investment Climate Reforms Happen   This entry originally ran on DipNote, the U.S. Department of State’s Official Blog. When you hear the phrase “development finance,” what do... Read more...

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Featured photo: Investment in Ukraine ready for growth

  On April 28, Vitali Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv, Ukraine, visited OPIC’s President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield in Washington D.C., to encourage private investment to boost Ukraine’s economic growth and stability. Mayor... Read more...

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Focus on Caspian Impact Investments: One of OPIC’s 2014 impact investments

This infographic from Caspian’s website illustrates the broad impact of its lending   In its work to foster broad development impact and economic growth, OPIC seeks to support projects that deliver inclusive benefits such as... Read more...

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The Quiet Global Transformation of Global Development: OPIC featured in Huffington Post

  The Huffington Post featured a piece by OPIC’s President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield on the transformation of global development in recent years. In the piece Littlefield highlights how aid and investment in emerging... Read more...

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