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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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Advancing global development through impact investing: OPIC featured in OnFrontiers

Impact Investing encompasses many sectors, including healthcare.   What constitutes an impact investment? OPIC’s Dia Martin offers a simple explanation. It covers, she says, the things “you need to live” including agriculture,... Read more...

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How OPIC is helping advance financial inclusion in India

By Iftin Fatah, OPIC Portfolio Monitoring Specialist – Development Partnership Framework Division  Three women who access financial services through an OPIC-supported microfinance institution use loans to support their farms and... Read more...

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How OPIC helped one Houston nonprofit expand access to clean water in Africa

OPIC travels to Houston this week, where it will host its latest Expanding Horizons workshop for small businesses interested in expanding into developing countries. Houston is also the site of one of OPIC’s early impact investing... Read more...

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Survey shows measured optimism for investing in emerging market private equity

OPIC provides financing and political risk insurance to emerging market private equity funds, such as the Silverlands Fund, which invests in small farms in Africa.   More than two-thirds of global limited partners plan to maintain or... Read more...

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Featured photo: A mother prepares the family meal on a clean cookstove

This mother in Kumasi, Ghana handily operates a large cookstove made by Envirofit International, which is using OPIC financing to introduce cleaner cooking technology throughout the developing world. Indoor air pollution from unsafe cooking... Read more...

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Growing Partnerships and Opportunities: Investing in the Asia-Pacific Region

Workers package raw cocoa powder at the Big Tree Farms facility in Bali, Indonesia. OPIC committed a $3.7 million loan to the company, based in Oregon, that works with cocoa and coconut farmers in to produce a variety of products like sweetener that... 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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How to make every day Earth Day

While investment in renewable energy in developing countries continues to set records, “OPIC is cognizant of how much remains to be done,” OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield writes in a piece in The Huffington Post ahead... 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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