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Littlefield on Medium: Africa staying the course

Littlefield led two delegations to West Africa this year to visit OPIC supported projects and meet with investors.

 

“African governance, on balance, continues to become more participatory, democratic and stable and looks to continue in that direction…. At the grassroots level, governments have been energetic in reforming their investment climates…. Eight of the 10 countries with the highest use of mobile financial services in the world are in Africa…. On so many other indicators, long-term trends are in the right direction. Poverty, hunger, malnutrition and malaria levels? All down. Primary school attendance, adult literacy rates and credit to the private sector? All up.”

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield wrote in Medium this week about why, despite multiple challenges in Africa, she is optimistic about the future. Littlefield joins other U.S. and African leaders from government and the private sector this week for the U.S. Africa Business Forum.

See Littlefield’s post: Africa, staying the course with good reason

See also: One big continent, one big summit, three big lessons

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