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Business as a force for good in the developing world

“There is growing optimism about business as a force for good in the developing world,” OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield writes in the current issue of Innovations. “A new momentum is building along with this around a breed of private... Read more...

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Photos: Low-income housing in South Africa

OPIC’s 2002 loan guaranty to a South African lender has led to the construction of thousands of homes for low-income residents in South Africa, while supporting may small construction businesses and creating jobs. The project is outlined in more... Read more...

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Project Snapshot: Opening a door to homeownership in South Africa

Site South Africa Sector Housing Challenge Large numbers of homeless in South Africa needed housing but even with government subsidies in place, local builders were often unable to obtain bank loans for construction projects.... Read more...

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OPIC co-hosts luncheon for companies interested in investing in MENA

OPIC co-hosted a luncheon with the State Department at the Chamber of Commerce on August 11 for U.S. Companies investing, or interested in investing, in Egypt and Tunisia.  OPIC’s Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou, and Managing Director... Read more...

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Renewable energy: “A seismic economic opportunity”

John Morton, Vice President of Investment Policy at OPIC recently spoke at the Asia Clean Energy Forum, where he described the worldwide transition to cleaner forms of energy as “perhaps the most predictable economic transformation in modern history... Read more...

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Photo: President of Guinea visits OPIC

Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea, visited OPIC August 1 and met with OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield and OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou. President Condé highlighted some of the policy changes he is working... Read more...

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Project Profile: OPIC loans fund India's first large scale solar power plants

Site India Sector Solar power Challenge Advance India’s goal of generating more power from renewable sources and bring power to rural areas located outside the existing electricity grid. Solution An initial loan of $6.2... Read more...

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Global Development Supports Domestic Development

By Elizabeth Littlefield, OPIC President and CEO At first glance, the prospects for American foreign aid and investment might look grim these days. As debt ceiling discussions and proposed austerity measures cast a shadow on all federal spending... Read more...

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OPIC’s investments support U.S. jobs: A state-by-state look

By investing – and mobilizing the private sector to invest – in development overseas. OPIC also generates large volumes of exports and helps create jobs here in the United States. How many jobs? This 2010 table on OPIC’s local impact ... Read more...

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Technology and the Arab Spring

At a series of Egypt Forward forums held around the U.S. in June, OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield and other OPIC staffers addressed hundreds of American businesses interested in doing business in Egypt and described how OPIC’s finance... Read more...

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