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PODCAST: Elizabeth Littlefield remarks on meeting with Senegal Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne

Last week, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield traveled to West Africa with a group of investors to discuss opportunities for the region and announce a new regional OPIC office located in Abidjan. While visiting Senegal, Ms.... Read more...

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Supporting emerging markets with innovative fund structures: OPIC’s Brooks Preston in PEHub

Brooks Preston, OPIC Vice President of Investment Funds, writes about OPIC’s Innovative Financial Intermediary Program (IFIP) in this piece in PEHub, explaining how innovative fund structures can support development. “In recent... Read more...

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OPIC partners pay back

Part 2 in an ongoing series   Five years ago, OPIC agreed to provide $55 million financing to Aeris Holding, the operating company of the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica, to complete a major restructuring... Read more...

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OPIC partners pay back

Workers at the Sante GMT factory inspect dairy products produced from milk sourced from thousands of local Georgian farms.   Last year, OPIC recognized its partner Sante GMT with an Impact Award for development impact. This year... Read more...

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Partnering with business as a force for good in the world: A conversation with Elizabeth L. Littlefield

Littlefield meets with African entrepreneurs during the Global Entrepreneurs Summit in Nairobi   The year 2015 has been a banner year for OPIC with the Agency’s total portfolio reaching a record-high of almost $20 billion... Read more...

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Throwback Thursday: A look at the 2014 inaugural OPIC Impact Award winners

  As we wrap up the 2015 OPIC Impact Awards recognizing the work of seven clients who demonstrated excellence in development, we wanted to look back at last year’s inaugural awards, the first time we hosted an event to formally... Read more...

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New video illustrates how OPIC supports development

Developing countries are at the forefront of possibility in today’s world, but they also face significant challenges that are too great to be addressed by aid or the public sector alone. This new video illustrates how OPIC works with the private... Read more...

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What is the Role of Investment in Development?

World Bank-OECD Meeting on Making Investment Climate Reforms Happen   This entry originally ran on DipNote, the U.S. Department of State’s Official Blog. When you hear the phrase “development finance,” what do... Read more...

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The story behind acai: How one small business helped make the rainforest “too valuable to cut down.”

Fourteen years ago, a business idea was hatched during a surfing vacation to Brazil when a group of friends from southern California discovered the tasty and nutrient-rich acai (ah-sigh-ee) berry. They started Sambazon (short for “sustainable... 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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