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OPIC receives environmental finance award for sustainable forestry

Always seeking to offer products that support sustainable development, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is pleased to share the news that Environmental Finance magazine has announced the agency and Terra... Read more...

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Featured photo: International community school expansion in Kumasi, Ghana

A student at the International Community School (ICS) in Kumasi, Ghana. An OPIC loan has helped fund the expansion of this K-12 school, which offers rigorous curriculum that prepares students for college and careers. Unlike other International... Read more...

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U.S. businesses are underrepresented in emerging markets, Littlefield says

At a time that the U.S. economy is tied more closely than ever to the world economy and some of the strongest economic growth is occurring in developing countries, American businesses are underrepresented in many of these high-growth regions, OPIC... Read more...

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Featured photo: Blessings hair salon in Kawangware, Nairobi

  Jane Akoth, owner of Blessings Hair Salon in the Nairobi suburb of Kawangware, used a microloan from Musoni – a Kenyan microfinance institution that enables clients to manage their loans via mobile phones – to buy new dryers... Read more...

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Featured photo: Recycled paper manufacturing plant in Lagos, Nigeria

A Bel Papyrus Ltd. paper manufacturing plant in Lagos, Nigeria, one of the few plants in the country where paper is recycled. OPIC is providing financing in a deal to expand a new production line that will double the plant’s capacity and... Read more...

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Monthly news wrap-up: June 2012

June was an eventful month for OPIC, which hosted its latest board meeting and approved several funding deals addressing a range of development challenges in a variety of regions. The board’s approvals included two solar projects in Peru, an... Read more...

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Explore OPIC’s new website

OPIC has a long history of working with the private sector to address some of the world’s major development challenges. This month we unveiled a new website that is designed to better showcase our work and the financial and insurance... Read more...

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Featured photo: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield at Rio+20

  U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield after the announcement of the U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the Rio+20 Conference on June 22, 2012... Read more...

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Sustainable Development with Accountability

By Dr. Keith Kozloff, Director, OPIC Office of Accountability One of the many ways the world has evolved since the first Rio Earth Summit 20 years ago is that local communities now have a stronger voice in the development being considered and... Read more...

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Secretary Hillary Clinton and OPIC’s Elizabeth Littlefield Announce the U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative

OPIC’s President Elizabeth Littlefield joined Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development last week to announce a new partnership to drive private sector investment in bringing... Read more...

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