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What urbanization means for development

Multiple OPIC projects address urban development challenges, often by supporting financing to small businesses that will create jobs. Nicholas Aoama Oyiek is a garage owner in Nairobi, Kenya, who employs 20 people and was able to obtain... Read more...

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Featured photo: Bringing healthcare to rural Hondurans

Doña Chila became a volunteer community pharmacist serving the 2,500 residents of El Tigre Island in Honduras through a training program provided by a local partner of social investment fund Global Partnerships. Each day she counsels at least 15... Read more...

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Geothermal key to powering Africa

By Stephen Morel Climate Finance Specialist, OPIC In the next three years, Africa is expected to see an unprecedented amount of geothermal power come online. Through President Obama’s Power Africa initiative, OPIC is poised to be a key... Read more...

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Littlefield on the future of energy in Africa

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield described the momentum behind President Obama’sPower Africa initiative, which she said has generated strong interest among developers who until recently had not considered doing business in Africa... Read more...

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Improving lives through development: Highlights from OPIC’s Annual Report on Development Impact

By Margaret Kuhlow Vice President, OPIC Office of Investment Policy OPIC seeks to support projects that will serve as foundations for sustained economic growth, and the projects we support typically bring far-reaching benefits. A power plant,... Read more...

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Development, National Security And OPIC: Secretary Kerry Connects the Dots

Secretary of State John Kerry offered a sweeping view of the power of global development last week, when he spoke at USAID’s Frontiers in Development conference. Kerry stressed that extreme poverty and other major world development challenges... Read more...

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One Big Continent, One Big Summit, Three Big Lessons

During the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit in August, Littlefield met with many African heads of state, including Faure Gnassingbé, President of Togo.   By Elizabeth Littlefield, OPIC President and CEO This blog post originally... Read more...

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Powering Africa: The off-grid challenge

Ballinger (third from left) at the site of a solar project being developed in Rwanda.   President Obama’s Power Africa initiative harnesses the power of private sector investment to help the more than 600 million people in Sub-... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton recognizes OPIC’s role in addressing energy poverty and highlighting opportunities for American businesses

Hillary Clinton told the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas on September 4 that OPIC was playing a critical role in bringing more energy to the developing world. “I’m delighted that (OPIC President and CEO) Elizabeth... Read more...

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Impact Investing: More than a buzzword

This interview with OPIC’s President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield was featured on the Inter-American Development Bank’s Partnerships for Development blog. With all the buzz surrounding impact investing, perhaps it is best to go... Read more...

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