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Elizabeth Littlefield on OPIC's year-end results and impact

Can we advance U.S. development and foreign policy and make money for the budget at the same time? Yes. And we do.  Private investors such as entrepreneurs and members of diasporas are ready to invest in projects that build sustainable... Read more...

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OPIC in the news: Moving Afghanistan from an "aid economy" to an "entrepreneurial economy"

CNN.com recently explored what happens when the military surge in Afghanistan ends, and highlighted how an OPIC-backed investment can help stimulate many times more the original amount in private-sector investment. “For a $20 million from... Read more...

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Avoiding economic depression in Afghanistan: How private-sector investment can help

By Elizabeth Littlefield, OPIC President and CEO Earlier this month, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee offered a grim forecast about the future of Afghanistan, warning that the country could face “a severe economic depression” after... Read more...

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Photos: Kabul Marriott project

On June 6, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the construction site of the Kabul Marriott, a project backed by an OPIC loan.            ... Read more...

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