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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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Featured Photo: Peruvian artisan turns craft into a successful business

Peruvian artisan, Inés Callanaupa, received financing through OPIC-partner Global Partnerships to grow her business and is an example of how OPIC reached a milestone of $1 billion in microfinance loans. Callanaupa has used the... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Elizabeth Littlefield meets with Ivorian President Ouattara

  OPIC’s president and CEO, Elizabeth Littlefield met with the Côte d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara, on March 22nd to discuss growth and investment opportunities. Littlefield was in the country for theopening of OPIC’s regional... 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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Advancing development by investing in microfinance: OPIC’s Richard Greenberg explains

OPIC, which has actively supported microfinance investment for more than a decade, recently announced that it has surpassed the $1 billion mark in financing to support microfinance projects around the world. Here, Richard Greenberg, OPIC... Read more...

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OPIC’s Pryor on DipNote blog: Investing in women benefits everyone

“I am heartened to see that world leaders are increasingly united in working to empower women,” OPIC Vice President Judith Pryor wrote on the State Department’s DipNote blog on International Women’s Day March 8. Pryor... Read more...

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OPIC’s Littlefield writes in The Huffington Post on the progress and promise of the world’s women

Some of today’s most promising stories of women’s progress come from poor countries in the developing world, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield wrote this week in The Huffington Post. The piece, published on International... 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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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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World Bank says it’s getting easier to do business in the developing world

A ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening in February of the 8.5 megawatt Gigawatt Global solar field in Rwanda, which received early-stage support from OPIC.   Developing countries accelerated the pace of reforms over... Read more...

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