Elizabeth Littlefield heads up the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a federal agency that helps steer billions of dollars of private investment capital to developing countries.
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is arguably one of the most important players in impact investing, but very few people outside of the economic development field have heard of it. OPIC, an agency of the US government, doesn’t invest its own money overseas. Instead, it helps private investors overcome the barriers that keep them from investing in developing countries by providing loans, guarantees, and insurance that the private sector does not provide.
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