OPIC Updates | Newsletter of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

OPIC to play key role in President Obama's Power Africa initiative  

OPIC, which has a long history of supporting projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, is playing a key role in a new U.S. initiative to double access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa. The new Power Africa initiative is designed to help several African countries work with private sector investors to develop extensive energy resources, from oil and gas to geothermal, hydro, wind and solar, in a responsible manner. Learn more 

OPIC provides financing for hospital expansion in Pakistan

OPIC recently signed a loan agreement with the Aga Khan Hospital and Medical College Foundation for the expansion of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Pakistan. Learn more

A challenge and a major investment opportunity

On July 24, OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield delivered the keynote address at Seizing the Opportunity to Increase Access to Electricity in Africa, an event on Capitol Hill sponsored by the ONE Campaign. Learn more


OPIC Seminar takes on Salt Lake City 

OPIC's Expanding Horizons seminar met up with small business owners in Salt Lake City on July 10 to help educate them on how to take advantage of investment and financing resources available though the U.S. Government. Learn more


OPIC announces Michael Whalen as Vice President
Michael Whalen has joined the agency as Vice President of Structured Finance. In this role, Mr. Whalen will oversee a department responsible for executing large and complex transactions that strengthen the physical and financial infrastructure of developing countries. Learn more
Tailoring finance tools for impact investors 
OPIC Senior Advisor for Socially Responsible Finance Mitchell Strauss discusses how OPIC continues to innovate and offer new products and services for businesses, investors and entrepreneurs supporting projects designed to achieve both a financial and social return. Learn more  
Paper features CEO on the role of private sector in Pakistan's development 

In July, OPIC President Elizabeth L. Littlefield visited Pakistan to discuss investment opportunities with the business community. She also published an op-ed in a local business publication highlighting the important role of the private sector in development. Learn more 

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