Young man in traditional Philippine garb (USAID)

Youth in the Philippines stand up for their futures

Meet a young man in the Philippines who was able to restart his T-shirt company with the help of USAID after ISIS militants tried to take over his city.
Illustration of people standing on an arrow, looking through telescopes (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

What is the Dow Jones average?

Why does anyone care about the Dow Jones breaking through the 20,000 mark? Find out about the origins of the index and how it shows the economy's strength.
Silhouette view of people standing on infrastructure (© yuttana Contributor Studio/Shutterstock)

What is the Blue Dot Network for infrastructure financing?

When communities and investors see an infrastructure project is part of the Blue Dot Network, they know it meets high standards of quality and transparency.
Construction crew working (Morgana Wingard/USAID)

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

Sometimes foreign loans and investment come with strings attached.
Woman standing in field with goats (© Khalil Hamra/AP Images)

Piping affordable energy to Egypt from Israel

Insured by a U.S. government agency, a Texas company is helping to refurbish a natural gas pipeline that will boost Egypt's economy and bring new jobs.
Iran's president raided from National Development Fund (Source: Treasury Dept.)

U.S. sanctions Iran’s central bank for terror ties [infographic]

The U.S. is increasing sanctions on Iran's regime for shifting money slated for the country's economic development to terrorism.
People joining hands (Courtesy of EWB USA)

U.S. engineers and poor communities build bridges

Engineers Without Borders USA works on what the engineers call "low-tech, high-impact projects" in 42 countries, from latrines to water supplies to bridges.
Hands holding three large cacao pods (Justin Mott/Marou)

The chocolate makers in Vietnam

Learn how an American entrepreneur and a Vietnamese cacao grower are trying to put Vietnam on the chocolate map with the help of USAID.
Illustration of man in foreground holding mobile phone, and three tractor operators in background (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Hello Tractor: An app to connect farmers with tractors on demand

Jehiel Oliver, "that crazy tractor guy," started a business providing on-demand tractor services to small-scale farmers. Where will it go next?