An aerial view of the Coca Codo Sinclair Dam project (© Federico Rios Escobar/The New York Times/Redux)

Study warns against Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ investment

The risks and costs associated with Chinese infrastructure projects are greater than they first appear, a new report says.
Construction crew working (Morgana Wingard/USAID)

How U.S. aid avoids ‘debt-trap diplomacy’

Sometimes foreign loans and investment come with strings attached.

How will we feed 9 billion people in 2050?

The world population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050. Simple, smart investments in agricultural production can ensure food security for all of them.
Five men breaking up farmland with hand tools (USAID/Micah Clemens)

U.S. helps developing countries to help themselves

Learn how the United States' foreign aid mission promotes U.S. values while supporting partner countries' paths to self-sufficiency.
Indian girls using mobile phones (AP Images)

Want to help end poverty? There’s an app for that.

How can I best help the poor? Could I survive as a refugee? The British website Training Zone picked five mobile learning apps that...

Coffee can generate electricity

ECPA was created at the 2012 Summit of the Americas to help provide universal electricity to Latin America. Watch how it shows how to reuse coffee as fuel.
Matt Damon has announced a toilet strike to raise awareness of sanitation problems around the world (AP Images)

Matt Damon says he won’t use a toilet. Here’s why.

More people have cellphones than have access to a toilet. About 6 billion people have cellphones and only 4.5 billion have access to a...
Two workers standing in front of pump dredging sand (© Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)

Harvard study warns of perilous ‘debt-trap diplomacy’

According to a report from Harvard University scholars, more than a dozen countries in the Indo-Pacific region are vulnerable to "debt-trap diplomacy."
'5G' as a logo superimposed on blurry image of people (© Manu Fernandez/AP Images)

Countries agree on 5G security in Prague

As countries are starting to build 5G ultra-fast telecom networks, they came together in Prague to develop security standards to protect these networks.