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OPIC’s CEO gives keynote address at Powering Africa Summit

  OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield addressed Powering Africa, the first Power Africa Summit held in the United States, on Jan. 30, where she told a group of private sector and government officials from the United... Read more...

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U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative – Supporting renewable energy to power Africa

By John Morton, OPIC Chief of Staff Imagine an expanse of land stretching from the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge in which most residents live their daily lives without a single watt of electricity. Some 300 million Americans... Read more...

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Business climate improves in many African countries but access to electricity remains a challenge

Workers in Rwanda head to the Sorwathe Tea Plantation and processing facility, a longstanding OPIC client that was established in 1978 and rebuilt almost two decades later with the support of OPIC political risk insurance. In recent years,... Read more...

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Powering Africa: The renewable energy opportunity

Third in a series looking at OPIC’s approach to powering Africa. For earlier posts see Powering Africa: The off-grid challenge, and Powering Africa: The on-grid challenge. The sun shines almost daily throughout most of Sub-Saharan Africa,... Read more...

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Powering Africa: The on-grid challenge

Second in a series looking at OPIC’s work supporting President Obama’s Power Africa Initiative See also: Powering Africa: The off-grid challenge President Obama’s Power Africa initiative has increased awareness of the challenge of... Read more...

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Featured photo: Supporting microfinance lending in sub-Saharan Africa

  The credit portfolio manager of WAGES, a microfinance institution in Sub-Saharan Africa, speaks to a group of farmers in Togo who have used micro-loans to install micro-irrigation systems to improve crop productivity. OPIC, along... Read more...

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One Big Continent, One Big Summit, Three Big Lessons

During the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit in August, Littlefield met with many African heads of state, including Faure Gnassingbé, President of Togo.   By Elizabeth Littlefield, OPIC President and CEO This blog post originally... Read more...

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Powering Africa: The off-grid challenge

Ballinger (third from left) at the site of a solar project being developed in Rwanda.   President Obama’s Power Africa initiative harnesses the power of private sector investment to help the more than 600 million people in Sub-... Read more...

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The world needs more power

Today is World Humanitarian Day, a United Nations (U.N.) commemoration to “celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world.” This year, the UN’s theme is “The World Needs More…” As anyone who works in global development... Read more...

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Power Africa one year later: Our work is just beginning

By Judith Pryor Vice President, Office of External Affairs, Overseas Private Investment Corporation It’s been one year since President Obama announced the ambitious Power Africa initiative to double access to power in Sub-Saharan Africa,... Read more...

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