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OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou Discusses Extensive Growth Opportunities in Africa

In this Q&A video, OPIC Vice President Mimi Alemayehou discusses the extensive growth opportunities in Africa, including the demand for energy and power as the continent continues to develop. Read more...

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Development and health

Saturday April 7 is World Health Day, an annual event the World Health Organization hosts to call attention to public health challenges across the planet. Although these health challenges are not confined to developing countries, many of the... Read more...

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Dr. Lawrence Spinelli, OPIC's Director of Public Affairs: "The credit crisis is a very real challenge for businesses and OPIC is here to help them."

  How OPIC has made a special effort to work with small businesses As the Director of Public Affairs for OPIC, Dr. Larry Spinelli spearheads the Expanding Horizons seminars and workshops, which help educate American small- and... Read more...

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Liberia: The next six years and beyond

OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou on Liberian President Johnson-Sirleaf When Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf first became President of a war-torn Liberia in 2006, she helped usher in a period of reconciliation and rebuilding, as she worked to... Read more...

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Alemayehou: Why the Diaspora is an increasingly important part of OPIC's client base

A recent cover story in The Economist described immigrant networks as “a rare bright spot in the world economy. Around that same time. OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou addressed a forum at the World Bank about ... Read more...

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Renewing the future through investment

OPIC’s work catalyzing private-sector investment to solve critical world challenges is increasingly focused on the renewable resources sector, with projects that support clean and sustainable development. On Dec. 2, OPIC will highlight its work... Read more...

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Expanding Horizons: "We have to change our perspective of where our next customers are coming from."

“A big business can walk into a bank, get in the door and probably even end up with financing for an overseas investment. But for a small business, it is particularly challenging,” Lawrence Spinelli, OPIC’s Director of Public Affairs, (pictured)... Read more...

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Photos: Low-income housing in South Africa

OPIC’s 2002 loan guaranty to a South African lender has led to the construction of thousands of homes for low-income residents in South Africa, while supporting may small construction businesses and creating jobs. The project is outlined in more... Read more...

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Food is a renewable resource

Last month, OPIC approved nearly $500 million for five renewable resource private equity funds, easily surpassing a pledge OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield made at the 2010 U.N. Climate Change Conference, to provide at least $300 million... Read more...

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