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Expanding our work in Africa: OPIC joins world leaders at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

OPIC joined leaders from the public and private sectors in New York City last week at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum; a day focused on trade and investment opportunities on the continent for African heads of government and American business... Read more...

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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... Read more...

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How OPIC-supported projects help progress toward Global Food Security

The Global Food Security Act, which passed in July this year, aims to place food-insecure countries on a path toward self-sufficiency.  This formal recognition of food security as a top global development priority builds on the work of multiple... Read more...

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Implementing social safeguards in projects: A conversation with Kate Dunbar

OPIC’s new Director of Social Assessment is Kate Dunbar, who previously served as Senior Social Impact Analyst in OPIC’s Office of Investment Policy (OIP). Before joining OPIC, she conducted ethnographic research on local knowledge and perceptions... Read more...

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From late adopter to widespread access: OPIC’s work supporting Burma’s telecom expansion featured in Institutional Investor

  In 2010, when Burma (Myanmar) held historic elections that would reduce the influence of the military and put the country on a path to democratic rule, it was a country that had endured decades of isolation. Less than three percent of the... Read more...

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OPIC partners pay back: Global Partnerships

 Latest in an ongoing series Read more about some other OPIC partners that have repaid their loans in full. The Eye Fund Juan Santamaria International Airport Sante GMT International School of Abuja One of the ways OPIC supports... Read more...

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Creating jobs in the developing world

“At a time when about half the world’s population lives on the equivalent of $2 a day, the critical role that jobs play in advancing development cannot be overstated,” OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield explains in this piece in... Read more...

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The Liberian Observer Features Elizabeth L. Littlefield on Liberia’s Investment Opportunity

“We are here to offer Liberian companies face-to-face access to investors and to provide information about the resources that OPIC and interested investors may be able to share. Perhaps most important, we are here to help send a message to other... Read more...

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“American businesses are among our best ambassadors”: OPIC’s Littlefield speaks at White House Development Summit

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield joined President Barack Obama and leaders from government, the private sector and civil society July 20 at White House Summit on Global Development, where she outlined the increasingly... Read more...

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Why entrepreneurs are vital to emerging markets: OPIC featured in Silicon Valley Business Journal

“Innovative thinkers and early adopters exist everywhere: In Silicon Valley, but also in Sub-Saharan Africa; in the legendary startup garages … and in even more humble venues that may lack electricity,” OPIC Vice President Judith Pryor wrote... Read more...

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