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Why internet access is key to development

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield joined Secretary of State John Kerry, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and other leaders from around the world on Thursday as the State Department convened the Global Connect initiative to expand... Read more...

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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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Partner spotlight: How MicroVest combines a commercial and social approach to microfinance investing

MicroVest invests in microfinance institutions in over 30 countries, including Sonata Finance, which supports entrepreneurs in India.   Earlier this week OPIC announced that it has surpassed $1 billion in financing to... 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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Featured Photo: Empowering female farmers

A worker in Ghana prepares shea nuts for sale at a farm supported by OPIC partner Root Capital. Root is a Cambridge, Mass. nonprofit social investment fund that provides loans to rural farms in Latin America and Africa who cannot access... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Partnering to expand access to off-grid power

(From left to right) Amitesh Sinha, CFO, Greenlight Planet; Anish Thakkar, CEO, Greenlight Planet; Loren Rodwin, Managing Director of Small & Medium Enterprise Finance, OPIC; and Thomas Vajda, Counsel General, U.S. Consulate in Mumbai at a... Read more...

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Supporting development by strengthening local airports

The Mariscal Sucre Airport in Quito, Ecuador was built with the support of OPIC financing, replacing an older airport with limited capacity.   OPIC’s ability to provide large amounts of financing with long tenors makes it uniquely... 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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Featured photo: Kenyan woman giving back uses microfinance loan to open a school

In honor of Women’s Small Business Month, we’re featuring female entrepreneurs around the world who have benefited from OPIC financing. This picture shows schoolchildren in Rongai, Kenya heading to class Pine Breeze Academy, which was started by... Read more...

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From introducing advanced technology to providing support for small farmers: How OPIC has helped some Massachusetts enterprises have a positive impact in the world

OPIC financing helped QuantumID introduce its cargo tracking technology in developing countries.   OPIC’s popular Expanding Horizons workshop for small businesses travels later this month to Massachusetts, a state that has... Read more...

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