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Featured photo: OPIC’s Alemayehou testifies at Senate Hearing on Power Africa’s progress

  Judith Pryor, Vice President of OPIC’s Office of External Affairs, left, and Mimi Alemayehou, OPIC’s Executive Vice President, share a laugh before Alemayehou’s March 27 testimony on the progress of President Obama’s Power Africa... Read more...

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"My unique connection to Power Africa:" OPIC’s Alemayehou featured in USAID newsletter

In the summer of 2013, President Obama announced the Power Africa initiative, designed to help African countries responsibly develop extensive energy resources with the aid of private sector investors. OPIC committed up to $1.5 billion in financing... Read more...

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OPIC seeks to support American investors in Malawi

By Elizabeth Littlefield President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation President Obama asked me a year ago to travel to Malawi to explore opportunities to support private sector investment in this country that is brimming with... Read more...

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Big visions, greater rewards – a look at the OPIC Impact Awards

By Judith Pryor Vice President, Office of External Affairs, Overseas Private Investment Corporation It’s hard to believe that the inaugural OPIC Impact Awards ceremony, which was held Tuesday, March 11, has already come and gone.... Read more...

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Supporting growth of women-owned businesses through training and loan guarantees

By Arun Hsu, Chief of Party, Jordan Loan Guarantee Facility Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are key to innovation and an engine of economic growth and job creation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Despite the crucial... Read more...

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OPIC President and CEO recognizes women in leadership at International Women Leaders Summit

On Feb. 11, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield’s sent remarks by video to the New World Concepts’ International Women Leaders Summit in Karachi, Pakistan. The conference, which focused on “Women Making an Impact,” brought... Read more...

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Measuring and monitoring impact: How one OPIC-supported school in Ghana delivers extensive benefits to local students and the surrounding community (Part Four in a series)

In 2006, OPIC provided a $1.74 million loan to support expansion of the International Community School (ICS) in Kumasi, Ghana, allowing the school  to double enrollment to more than 1,000 K-12 students. Unlike some other international schools... Read more...

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Creating an impact investing strategy: OPIC’s approach featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review

In recent years OPIC has made it a priority to support impact investing and between 2008 and 2012 the Agency supported $2.4 billion in impact investments. Some of the challenges it has encountered in this relatively new investing sector are... Read more...

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Featured photo: OPIC visit to Ghana

OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield holds a press conference in Accra, Ghana following a meeting with Ghana’s Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur. Littlefield traveled last month with an OPIC delegation to Ghana, Senegal and Liberia, where she... Read more...

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Power Africa leadership convenes at Center for Global Development

OPIC’s Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou, second from right, speaks on a panel at the Center for Global Development Jan. 15. The talk brought together government leaders to discuss progress of President Obama’s Power Africa initiative... Read more...

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