Skip to main content
Opic Blog

Haitian Prime Minister visits OPIC

Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille met with OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield  and other members of OPIC’s senior staff on February 9 to discuss the challenges of Haiti’s reconstruction and the prospects for new development. Conille (... Read more...

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • RSS
  • Email

The federal budget and foreign aid, Part 2

As we shared in a recent video post from a noted political psychologist, most Americans think the United States spends a lot more of the federal budget on foreign aid than we actually do. President Obama addressed this topic last week when... Read more...

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • RSS
  • Email

Photo: Four DFI executive directors speak at OPIC

Four U.S. Executive Directors of the key international development institutions spoke with OPIC staff in January, 2012, about the opportunities and challenges of their work. The Executive Directors act as liaisons between the U.S. government and the... Read more...

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • RSS
  • Email

Featured photo: Preserving Cambodian forests

Cambodian monks a play key role in  project monitoring and forest management in their community forest. Read more about the REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) project in Cambodia, for which OPIC is... Read more...

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • RSS
  • Email

Timeline: A look back at OPIC’s swift response to the 2011 uprisings in the Middle East

January marks the first anniversary of the protests in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, which set off broader uprisings that spread throughout the country and much of the Arab World. In the year since then, the Egyptian government has toppled, many of the... Read more...

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • RSS
  • Email

Expanding small business lending in Afghanistan

OPIC and Afghan Growth Finance (AGF) have agreed to expand an existing partnership and this week signed an agreement to co-finance up to $11.5 million in loans to small businesses in Afghanistan. The new facility will provide small and... Read more...

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • RSS
  • Email

Video: The federal budget and foreign aid

How much does the U.S. spend on foreign aid? As political psychologist, Dr. Steven Kull noted during a recent visit to OPIC, a lot less than most Americans think: When they understand that just one percent of      ... Read more...

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • RSS
  • Email

Project Snapshot: Bringing drinking water to the desert

Country Algeria  Sector Infrastructure Challenge: Severe water shortages in the city of Algiers Solution: $200 million in OPIC financing for the construction of a reverse-osmosis water desalination facility to deliver... Read more...

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • RSS
  • Email

Elizabeth Littlefield on OPIC's year-end results and impact

Can we advance U.S. development and foreign policy and make money for the budget at the same time? Yes. And we do.  Private investors such as entrepreneurs and members of diasporas are ready to invest in projects that build sustainable... Read more...

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • RSS
  • Email

Expanding a successful program for small businesses

In 2012, OPIC will expand its popular Expanding Horizons event for small businesses, hosting seminars and workshops in multiple cities around the U.S. to help educate small businesses about the benefits of entering emerging markets abroad, and... Read more...

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
  • RSS
  • Email

Pages