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U.S. Department of Commerce highlights historic U.S.-Africa Business Forum and the significant gains for Africa-U.S. business ties

Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig is seen speaking with OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, which took place during the week of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Credit... Read more...

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Global Partnerships features OPIC’s perspective on impact investing

“Investing with impact was a core mission of OPIC long before the term impact investing was in vogue,” OPIC Managing Director Loren Rodwin wrote in this recent postfor Global Partnerships series, Perspectives on Impact Investing.... Read more...

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Featured photo: Collaborating to support American businesses

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield and U.S. Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet met July 2 to discuss ways the two agencies can work together to support U.S. small businesses. OPIC works closely with SBA’s Office of... Read more...

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Trade, aid and development: How OPIC supports many U.S. priorities

Ellicott Dredges LLC of Baltimore manufactures dredging equipment in the U.S. and sells it overseas with the support of OPIC political risk insurance.   By Judith Pryor Vice President, OPIC Office of External Affairs In 2010,... Read more...

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To the warm heart of Africa: OPIC investment mission to Malawi and Rwanda

By Benjamin Hunt – Special Assistant to the OPIC President About 7,000 miles east of Washington, D.C., sit the Republic of Malawi and the Republic of Rwanda, two countries part of an African sub-region known as the “Heart of Africa.” Despite... Read more...

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Featured photo: OPIC President welcomes Tony Blair

  Last week, OPIC’s President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield welcomed Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, to OPIC’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. He is currently the Quartet Representative, charged with... Read more...

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Featured photo: OPIC President & CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield rings the New York Stock Exchange closing bell

  On Monday, April 21, OPIC’s President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield, along with representatives and guests from the U.S. National Advisory Board to the Social Impact Investment Task Force (NAB), rang the closing bell at the... Read more...

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#SheBuilds: Investing in women is an investment in global development

By Judith Pryor Vice President, Office of External Affairs, Overseas Private Investment Corporation On April 10, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Devex and Vital Voices held the #SheBuilds Twitter chat, aimed at engaging... Read more...

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Featured photo: Rwanda 20 years later

  In February, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield visited Rwanda’s Genocide Memorial while leading a delegation to meet with investors and government leaders. In this recent blog post, Littlefield described the country... Read more...

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A country in a hurry: On the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, this small African country looks forward

By Elizabeth Littlefield President and Chief Executive Officer,  U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation I first visited Rwanda in the early 1990s when I was just beginning my career in development, and spent several months in... Read more...

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