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OPIC, Ex-Im Bank and USTDA Partner to increase clean energy investment in Africa

OPIC is partnering with two other U.S. government agencies to help promote U.S. private sector investment in clean energy projects in Africa through the Africa Clean Energy Development and Finance Center (CEDFC).  Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary... Read more...

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September Board Meeting: Priorities renewed and newer

Photo Credit: Eugene Hoshiko of the Associated Press At its September meeting, OPIC’s Board of Directors kept the agency’s focus trained on priority sectors – renewable resources; food security and safe drinking water;... Read more...

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Featured photo: The Harmelia sunflower farm in Ukraine

The Harmelia sunflower farm near Kharkiv in Ukraine, the world’s largest producer of sunflower oil. OPIC is an investor in the project through its support for the SigmaBleyzer Investment Fund for Southeast Europe. The project is having a... Read more...

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Emerging market private equity: Why the angel is in the details

When OPIC hosted some clients this spring for a discussion about private equity, we conducted a highly informal survey about the climate for fundraising today and the outlook for tomorrow. The results were realistic but sobering. On a scale of... Read more...

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Q & A with Jay Koh, OPIC’s Head of Investment Funds and Chief Investment Strategist

We sat down recently with the very busy Jay Koh, OPIC’s Head of Investment Funds and Chief Investment Strategist, to hear more about how investment funds support critical development challenges. Jay is preparing to be a featured speaker... Read more...

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Tunisian Priorities. American Investments.

On November 15, 2011, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield delivered the keynote address at the Tunisia Partnerships Forum at the U.S. Department of State.  “Tunisia is one of the oldest friends and allies of the United States... Read more...

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Project Snapshot: Opening a door to homeownership in South Africa

Site South Africa Sector Housing Challenge Large numbers of homeless in South Africa needed housing but even with government subsidies in place, local builders were often unable to obtain bank loans for construction projects.... Read more...

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OPIC’s investments support U.S. jobs: A state-by-state look

By investing – and mobilizing the private sector to invest – in development overseas. OPIC also generates large volumes of exports and helps create jobs here in the United States. How many jobs? This 2010 table on OPIC’s local impact ... Read more...

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OPIC in the news: Moving Afghanistan from an "aid economy" to an "entrepreneurial economy"

CNN.com recently explored what happens when the military surge in Afghanistan ends, and highlighted how an OPIC-backed investment can help stimulate many times more the original amount in private-sector investment. “For a $20 million from... Read more...

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Avoiding economic depression in Afghanistan: How private-sector investment can help

By Elizabeth Littlefield, OPIC President and CEO Earlier this month, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee offered a grim forecast about the future of Afghanistan, warning that the country could face “a severe economic depression” after... Read more...

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