U.S. Seeks to Boost Public-Private Investment for Growth
The head of the U.S. government's development finance agency, Elizabeth Littlefield, is visiting West Africa in search of investment ideas-large or small, high-tech or low-tech. "We seek disciplined partners who can combine their unique knowledge of local markets with a passion for commercial excellence and making an impact on people's lives," she writes in a guest column for AllAfrica.
OPIC in October announced a loan to Lizard Bus Line which was established by three U.S. entrepreneurs.
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The Liberian government has obtained a U.S. $144 million loan from India to fund a power transmission and distribution project, as the country struggles to restore electricity to ... Read more »
During his visit to three African countries, President Barack Obama announced an initiative aiming to double access to electricity across in Sub Saharan Africa. A U.S.$7 billion ... Read more »
In March 2013, a delegation from the Center for Strategic and Interational Studies travelled to Zambia to examine the opportunities and challenges of strengthening U.S. investments ... Read more »
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