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State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program visits OPIC

  “It is in the best interest of the United States to help our businesses to invest in the global marketplace. It is good for them to be competitive and it is also good for U.S. foreign policy,” OPIC Public Affairs and Outreach Director... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Providing healthcare in violence prone regions

  A baby receives a medical exam from a doctor working with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a relief agency that uses OPIC political risk insurance to support its work responding to humanitarian crises in more than 20 countries... Read more...

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In our words: New video features OPIC team on OPIC’s innovative spirit and impact

 What does the OPIC team have to say about OPIC? “This is really a great place to be, to be able to make a difference, a real difference, a palpable difference in people’s lives around the world.” “People have ingenuity, tenacity... 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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PODCAST: Elizabeth Littlefield remarks on meeting with Senegal Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne

Last week, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield traveled to West Africa with a group of investors to discuss opportunities for the region and announce a new regional OPIC office located in Abidjan. While visiting Senegal, Ms.... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Empowering female farmers

A worker in Ghana prepares shea nuts for sale at a farm supported by OPIC partner Root Capital. Root is a Cambridge, Mass. nonprofit social investment fund that provides loans to rural farms in Latin America and Africa who cannot access... Read more...

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OPIC’s Pryor on DipNote blog: Investing in women benefits everyone

“I am heartened to see that world leaders are increasingly united in working to empower women,” OPIC Vice President Judith Pryor wrote on the State Department’s DipNote blog on International Women’s Day March 8. Pryor... Read more...

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OPIC’s Littlefield writes in The Huffington Post on the progress and promise of the world’s women

Some of today’s most promising stories of women’s progress come from poor countries in the developing world, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield wrote this week in The Huffington Post. The piece, published on International... Read more...

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Infographic: Supporting women through expanded access to healthcare, finance, clean air and more

International Women’s day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women around the world. Here’s a snapshot of some of the ways OPIC-supported projects are helping the world’s women. Read more...

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Slideshow: How OPIC invests in women

By investing in development, OPIC invests in women. As the world marks International Women’s Day, these images show some of the women who have benefited from our work. Helping farmers in Africa earn more income. OPIC supports multiple... Read more...

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