OPIC Updates | Newsletter of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Africa can be transformed with public-private investment 

In a recent guest column for AllAfrica, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield outlined the potential growth public-private investment partnerships pose to Africa. Entrepreneurs and investors, she notes, are incentivized to embrace a leadership role in transforming the continent's economic, social, and environmental problems into sustainable and impactful solutions. Learn more

Tablet-based teaching offers a scalable education model in Kenya

OPIC is supporting Bridge International Academies' expansion in Kenya with a $10 million loan. The company's innovative model for educating large numbers of children is based on a standardized curriculum that each teacher accesses from an electronic device. Learn more

OPIC supported project in Chile named PFI Latin America Power Deal of the Year

Alto Maipo SpA, which recently closed a $245 million loan from OPIC to construct a hydroelectric power plant in Chile, has been named Project Finance International's Latin America Power Deal of the Year. The renewable electricity source will become a key generation facility for the country's capital. Learn more

Forbes recently highlighted OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou on its list of  "The 20 Young Power Women In Africa 2013" and published a profile about her life, work and family, and the ways that early years in Ethiopia shaped her to become the leader she is today. Learn more

2013 was another banner year for OPIC, which made a record level of commitments in support of U.S. businesses investing in developing countries. The OPIC blog highlighted many of our key projects and initiatives. Here are our five most popular blog posts from 2013. Learn more

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield underscored the efficiency and effectiveness of OPIC's global investment initiatives at a recent Senate subcommittee hearing on December 11. Learn more 

OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield met with Macky Sall, President of Senegal, while traveling with a delegation to West Africa. Africa has become a region of increased focus and will play a key role in the U.S. Power Africa initiative to double access to electricity on the continent. Learn more 

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