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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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Alemayehou: Public private partnerships can transform Africa

As much of Africa enjoys a period of unprecedented economic growth, it also faces the challenge of how to sustain and extend this progress. In a recent piece for AllAfrica.com, OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou notes that augmenting and... Read more...

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OPIC recognizes International Youth Day 2013

Today is International Youth Day, a day created by the United Nations in 1999 to mark the important contribution youth make to the world. This year, International Youth Day focuses on youth migration and the rewards and risks associated with it... Read more...

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Powering Africa: A massive challenge and a major investment opportunity

Littlefield at the ONE Campaign event July 24.   Sub-Saharan Africa has seen significant economic progress in recent years with growth rates in many countries that are among the highest in the world, and large numbers of... Read more...

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OPIC to play key role in President Obama’s Power Africa initiative

President Obama announced the new Power Africa initiative June 30 in South Africa.   OPIC, which has a long history of supporting projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, will now play a key role in a new U.S. initiative to double... Read more...

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OPIC partners with Millennium Challenge Corporation for Twitter chat on power investing in Africa

                          Access to electricity is a fundamental component of growth and development for any country or region. Africa, ... Read more...

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OPIC joins USGLC annual conference highlighting smart power and innovation

OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou   OPIC participated in the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s Annual Leadership Conference this week focusing on American aid investment and its role in building jobs and... Read more...

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How OPIC extends its impact through partnerships

2013 annual report highlights OPIC partnerships   OPIC has a long tradition of partnering with private sector businesses to catalyze investment in challenging markets around the world. But the agency’s work extends beyond... Read more...

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