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Partnering with business as a force for good in the world: A conversation with Elizabeth L. Littlefield

Littlefield meets with African entrepreneurs during the Global Entrepreneurs Summit in Nairobi   The year 2015 has been a banner year for OPIC with the Agency’s total portfolio reaching a record-high of almost $20 billion... Read more...

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OPIC marks a key anniversary as a self-sustaining government agency

Thirty-one years ago this month, OPIC presented President Ronald Reagan with a check for $50 million, making good on its promise to pay back every cent of the funds that Congress had allocated to start the agency in 1971. Reagan accepted the check... Read more...

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“The most predictable economic transformation in modern times:” OPIC COO John Morton featured in Quartz

Renewable energy investment in developing countries jumped 36 percent between 2013 and 2014 and now exceeds the level of renewable energy invested in developing economies, OPIC Chief Operating Officer John Morton, wrote in this piece... Read more...

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Microfinance in the digital age

By Anthony Randazzo OPIC Director, Small and Medium Enterprise Finance     According to the World Bank, two billion people in the world today lack access to financial services. Disruptive technology is helping to change that.... Read more...

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The business of food security: A look at OPIC’s work in agribusiness

Earlier this week we highlighted OPIC’s growing portfolio of agribusiness projects that are helping increase food production and supporting small farmers. Here, John Aldonas, Deputy Vice President, OPIC Small and Medium Enterprise Finance,... Read more...

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OPIC achieves major milestone, surpassing its initial Power Africa commitment

Two years ago President Obama launched one of the most ambitious development initiatives of his Presidency and enlisted the support of OPIC in Power Africa, designed to bring more electricity to the hundreds of millions of people in Sub-... Read more...

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Education, the environment, and OPIC: Secretary Kerry acknowledges strides made in Central Asia

On October 31, Secretary John Kerry visited the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) in Bishkek, the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic, to commemorate the opening of a new, state-of-the-art campus.   Thanks to a $6 million loan... Read more...

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Supporting job creation and economic growth in Asia-Pacific: A conversation with OPIC’s Geoffrey Tan

While the vast majority of OPIC’s staff is based in Washington, the Agency has in recent years established a handful of small local offices to support business development in key regions. Geoffrey Tan, OPIC Managing Director for Asia-... Read more...

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OPIC featured on State Department’s Dipnote Blog

A home lit at night by an off-grid power program in Nigeria.   “This year has been declared the “Year of Light.” It is easy to see why.” OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield wrote in a recent post on the... Read more...

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Ten facts and forecasts that illustrate the demand for renewable energy in the developing world

OPIC is an active participant this week in Secretary Kerry’s Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum, focused on clean energy and energy efficiency in the developing world. As the forum kicked off on Oct. 20, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth... Read more...

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