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The Liberian Observer Features Elizabeth L. Littlefield on Liberia’s Investment Opportunity

“We are here to offer Liberian companies face-to-face access to investors and to provide information about the resources that OPIC and interested investors may be able to share. Perhaps most important, we are here to help send a message to other... Read more...

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OPIC Impact Awards celebrates all the ways our partners advance development

Judith Pryor, center left with U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue, center, and OPIC President CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield, center right, with other award winners and presenters By Judith Pryor OPIC Vice President,... Read more...

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Why emerging markets need more private equity

OPIC’s support for emerging market private equity has helped address many development challenges, including a shortage of affordable housing in Mexico.   This week, the Emerging Market Private Equity Association (EMPEA) is gathering... Read more...

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On Earth Day, some highlights of sustainable development around the world

  This week, we’ve focused on the projects we are supporting to advance sustainable development around the world, and the progress that is being made in making the most of the world’s resources. Some highlights: OPIC supports... Read more...

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Earth Day slideshow: How OPIC invests in our planet

Each year, Earth Day presents an opportunity to highlight both the challenges the earth is facing and some of the progress made in addressing these challenges. As a development finance institution that supports development in more than 100 countries... Read more...

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Developing countries play a vital role in the health of the earth

  Thirty-six years after the first Earth Day demonstrations, there is a growing understanding that as we work to build a healthier earth, we must consider the whole earth — from the major cities of our wealthy countries, to remote... Read more...

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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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Littlefield on CNBC Asia: We’d like to invest more in the region

Littlefield on CNBC Asia: We’d like to invest more in the region During her recent visit to Indonesia and Singapore, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield appeared on CNBC Asia, where she said OPIC aims to double its portfolio in... Read more...

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OPIC’s Littlefield on Medium blog: Microfinance, charting new territory

OPIC, recently announced surpassing $1 billion in microfinance support, and has been taking a closer look at our microfinance portfolio. This week on Medium, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield discusses why OPIC’s... Read more...

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SLIDESHOW: OPIC visits Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire

Last month, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield led a delegation of American business leaders and CEOs on an investor tour of West Africa which included meetings with local governments, visits to OPIC-supported projects, and the opening... Read more...

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