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How U.S. foreign direct investment brings benefits besides money to the developing world

“U.S. companies and development finance institutions such as OPIC are playing an invaluable role in setting and promoting higher aims for social and environmental performance throughout the developing world,” OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth... Read more...

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Featured photo: Highlighting work to support youth empowerment

Photo credit: Nichole Sobecki, USAID   As the world highlights International Youth Day 2015, this week’s featured photo shows Joseph Chege, a member of Kenyan youth group Mariaini Bunge, pitching in on prep for a... Read more...

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Obama visit to Kenya highlights Africa’s immense potential

OPIC President and CEO signs commitment to provide financing for a major wind power project in Kenya.   “Kenya may well be on its way to becoming a ‘silicon savannah,’ a hub of excellence and innovation in technology,” OPIC... Read more...

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Leveraging private investment for a new landscape of global development

This week leaders from around the world met in Addis Ababa for the UN’s 3rd Financing for Development conference, an international gathering to discuss how financing can advance global sustainable development. OPIC President and CEO... Read more...

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Focus on OPIC Impact Award Winners: Global Communities

Ghada El Sheikh is a small scale farmer and mother of five young children in the town of Baalbek in Lebanon who used a loan from Global Communities to purchase fertilizer and irrigation equipment to help her generate more income for her family,... Read more...

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Focus on OPIC Impact Award Winner: Bridge International Academies (Development Impact)

OPIC’s mission to leverage private business to help address the world’s most critical development challenges takes many shapes and operates at different scales. But one of the most direct and foundational cases of this development mission carried... Read more...

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Featured photo: Celebrating excellence in development

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield joins distinguished award recipients and presenters before the 2015 OPIC Impact Awards ceremony on May 19. At the event, seven OPIC clients were recognized for excellence in... Read more...

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Littlefield’s testimony to Congress emphasizes OPIC’s commitment to vulnerable countries

More than one-third of OPIC’s active portfolio is invested in places that are in or are vulnerable to violent conflict – a commitment based on the Agency’s understanding that economic stability can help support political stability. OPIC President... Read more...

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Storify: The 2015 OPIC Impact Awards

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Why global development is a women’s issue

By Judith Pryor Vice President, Overseas Private Investment Corporation The developing world faces a multitude of challenges from poverty to food insecurity to insufficient electricity, all which limit the lives of millions of men and women. But... Read more...

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