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Improving health care in Africa, one clinic at a time

In Sub-Saharan Africa, access to healthcare is limited, the quality of care is often poor, and the need is great. The continent carries a disproportionate share of the global burden of many diseases from HIV/AIDS to high blood pressure, and this... Read more...

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Featured photo: Supporting small businesses in Africa

  In Nairobi, Kenya, Equity Bank CEO Dr. James Mwangi (center) introduces OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield to Equity Bank agent Maureen Wambugu (right). One of the bank’s community branches is surrounded by several local... Read more...

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Meeting the global unemployment challenge

A report earlier this month from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) offered some staggering measures of worldwide unemployment. IFC said there are currently 200 million people unemployed around the world – a number roughly equivalent to the... Read more...

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OPIC’s profit per employee totals $1.2 million in 2012

Earlier this week, OPIC reported strong financial results for Fiscal Year 2012, including net income of $272 million, and a 30 percent increase in financial commitments to American businesses investing in emerging markets abroad. The fact... Read more...

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OPIC, Ex-Im Bank and USTDA Partner to increase clean energy investment in Africa

OPIC is partnering with two other U.S. government agencies to help promote U.S. private sector investment in clean energy projects in Africa through the Africa Clean Energy Development and Finance Center (CEDFC).  Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary... Read more...

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Supporting the development of the next generation of African leaders

Africa’s labor force will be larger than China’s by 2035, according to statistics recently released by theMo Ibrahim Foundation. By the end of the century, 41 percent of the world’s youth live in African. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which invests... Read more...

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South Sudan: The world’s newest developing nation

Last month, OPIC announced it was open for business in one-year-old South Sudan, the newly formed African country that seceded from Sudan in July 2011. The young country boasts enormous natural resources including oil, rich farmland and... Read more...

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Featured photo: Hotel construction in Tanzania

  Workers at the construction site of a new hotel on the Tanzanian coastline outside Dar es Salaam. A team from OPIC recently visited Tanzania to explore potential projects, including one in the tourism sector, which is a steadily... Read more...

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Featured photo: Improving financial inclusion through microfinance

Photo Credit: Joseph Kirai   OPIC President & CEO Elizabeth Littlefield, Equity Bank founder James Mwangi (far left) and other bank representatives visit a branch in Nairobi, Kenya, to learn more about improving financial... Read more...

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Expanding access to banking and credit in Sub-Saharan Africa

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