Sub-Saharan Africa is a longstanding OPIC priority. Home to many of the world’s poorest countries as well as many of the world’s fastest-growing economies, it presents both a significant need for investment and a significant opportunity for investors.
Sub-Saharan Africa is a region of increased focus for OPIC, comprising more than one-quarter of the Agency’s active portfolio. Africa is home not only to many of the world’s poorest countries, but also to many of the world’s fastest growing economies.
OPIC supports projects in Sub-Saharan Africa across a range of sectors from energy and small business lending to affordable housing, agriculture and infrastructure.
By the numbers
- Current Portfolio: $6.28 billion, spanning 136 projects
- OPIC’s portfolio in Sub-Saharan Africa has more than tripled over the past decade
- OPIC’s commitment’s to the region have more than quadrupled over the past decade, reaching $611.7 million in 2017
OPIC has long supported projects to bring electricity to underserved populations and supports several projects to advance the Power Africa initiative, including a run-of-river hydropower plant in Uganda, two power projects in Senegal, and multiple projects that are delivering off-grid power to remote populations.
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