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Featured photo: OPIC delegation in Rwanda meets President Kagame

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield met Feb. 27 with Rwandan President Paul Kagame while visiting the country to learn more about opportunities to support private sector investment. OPIC supports multiple agriculture projects in the... Read more...

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Shining a light on Africa’s future

By Judith Pryor Vice President, Office of External Affairs, Overseas Private Investment Corporation There is a popular satellite photo of the earth at nighttime that really captures the severity of Africa’s power shortages. While much of... Read more...

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Getting to dawn in Sub-Saharan Africa: OPIC’s Whalen on the changing investment climate on the continent

OPIC Vice President, Structured Finance, Michael Whalen wrote about Africa’s energy deficit in Project Finance International’s 2014 Yearbook, where he said that an improving investment climate and theU.S. Power Africa ... 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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Year in review: The top five OPIC blog posts of 2013

2013 was another banner year for OPIC, which made a record level of commitments in support of U.S. businesses investing in developing countries.  The OPIC blog highlighted many of our key projects and initiatives. Below are our five most... Read more...

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OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou featured in Forbes and Forbes Woman

One of the key’s to OPIC’s consistent financial success and strong developmental impact is the Agency’s strong team, including Executive Vice President, Mimi Alemayehou. Forbes recently included Alemayehou on its list of  “The 20 Young... Read more...

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Featured photo: OPIC delegation in West Africa

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield meets with Macky Sall, President of Senegal, while traveling with an OPIC delegation to West Africa. Africa has become a region of increased focus for OPIC in recent years and will play a key role in... Read more...

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Littlefield in AllAfrica: Africa can be transformed with public-private investment

How can Africa fully compete when countless factories and computers go dark during rolling blackouts? How can it compete in an era of non-stop, round-the-clock communication when millions go home to candles or lanterns? Although Africa has made... Read more...

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Financial inclusion for Africa's healthcare providers

By Dia Martin, OPIC, Senior Investment Officer On a continent that carries a disproportionate share of many diseases from HIV-AIDS to high blood pressure, access to finance poses a major challenge to the small clinics that serve so many lower and... Read more...

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OPIC and Amethis Finance support Africa’s priority sectors for economic growth

On September 5, in Paris, France, Overseas Private Investment Corporation President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield and Executive President and Co-Founder of Amethis Finance Luc Rigouzzo signed a $150 million credit line dedicated to... Read more...

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