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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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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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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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Elizabeth Littlefield meets to discuss the future of investment in Ukraine

  Last week OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield met with Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Valeriy Chaly to discuss private sector investment in Ukraine. Together, Ms. Littlefield and Ambassador Chaly reviewed OPIC’s... Read more...

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Six days in Georgia: Reviving and modernizing an outdated agricultural sector

Part Two in series on OPIC’s work in Georgia See also – Part One: A tour of the projects OPIC supported to help rebuild this young nation By Judith Pryor Vice President, OPIC Office of External Affairs OPIC’s support has... Read more...

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Foreign investment into Africa surges in 2014

Although foreign direct investment took a hit worldwide in the past year, Africa continued to generate strong interest, with a 136 percent increase in capital invested over the previous year, Ernst & Young’s latest Africa Attractiveness... Read more...

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Focus on OPIC Impact Award Winners: Root Capital

In recent years as OPIC has increased its focus on renewable resources, it has supported investments not just in renewable energy sources like solar and wind power, but also in clean water, forest preservation and sustainable agriculture, which are... Read more...

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What is the Role of Investment in Development?

World Bank-OECD Meeting on Making Investment Climate Reforms Happen   This entry originally ran on DipNote, the U.S. Department of State’s Official Blog. When you hear the phrase “development finance,” what do... Read more...

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Water for agriculture: How one innovative project is helping African farmers grow more food

Well in Solenzo region, Burkina Faso   March 22 is World Water Day, an occasion to remember how water is fundamental to life and fundamental to global development. In many parts of Africa, poor farmers operate with little... Read more...

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The Quiet Global Transformation of Global Development: OPIC featured in Huffington Post

  The Huffington Post featured a piece by OPIC’s President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield on the transformation of global development in recent years. In the piece Littlefield highlights how aid and investment in emerging... Read more...

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