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#SheBuilds: Investing in women is an investment in global development

By Judith Pryor Vice President, Office of External Affairs, Overseas Private Investment Corporation On April 10, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Devex and Vital Voices held the #SheBuilds Twitter chat, aimed at engaging... Read more...

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Supporting growth of women-owned businesses through training and loan guarantees

By Arun Hsu, Chief of Party, Jordan Loan Guarantee Facility Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are key to innovation and an engine of economic growth and job creation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Despite the crucial... Read more...

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OPIC President and CEO recognizes women in leadership at International Women Leaders Summit

On Feb. 11, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield’s sent remarks by video to the New World Concepts’ International Women Leaders Summit in Karachi, Pakistan. The conference, which focused on “Women Making an Impact,” brought... Read more...

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OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou featured in Forbes and Forbes Woman

One of the key’s to OPIC’s consistent financial success and strong developmental impact is the Agency’s strong team, including Executive Vice President, Mimi Alemayehou. Forbes recently included Alemayehou on its list of  “The 20 Young... Read more...

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Measuring and monitoring impact: Five ways development impacts lives (Part Three in a series)

This post is the third in a series on OPIC’s work measuring and monitoring the developmental impact of the projects it supports. To view the previous posts click here and here. Each project OPIC supports delivers multiple... Read more...

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Featured Photo: In Togo, OPIC project supports the community

Market in the Kanyikope community near Lomé, Togo   Leaders and members of a women’s market in the Kanyikope community near Lomé, Togo. The market was created by ContourGlobal and is one of the ways the power company has... Read more...

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A Shared Opportunity between OPIC and CSIS: Helene D. Gayle

Today’s Shared Opportunity e-card features Helene D. Gayle, President and CEO, CARE USA. Click here to see the most recent Shared Opportunity e-card, featuring Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington. Read more...

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OPIC board approves seven new deals at September meeting

OPIC’s Board of Directors held its final meeting of the fiscal year on September 19 and approved deals in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America that will improve access to electricity, small business lending, and healthcare while supporting U.... Read more...

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Featured photo: Finca International supports women entrepreneurs in Mexico with microfinance loans

Photo Credit: Anthony Randazzo   Microfinance group members in Tlayacapan, Mexico meet to collect installments on a loan from Finca International, a U.S. microfinance institution with a global footprint in 21 countries.  This... Read more...

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International Women’s Day: Six ways OPIC supports women around the world

MARCH 08, 2013 By Judith Pryor, Vice President, OPIC Office of External Affairs Since 1987, the United States has recognized March as Women’s History Month, and since the early 1900s, International Women’s Day has been observed all... Read more...

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