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Developing countries hunger for connectivity to boost their economies and welfare

The World Bank estimates that for every 10 percent increase in high-speed Internet connections, a country’s gross domestic product rises by 1.3 percent.
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Here’s how the U.S. invests in the Philippines

Through the #goodbUSinessPH campaign, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines shows how U.S. companies support important values and support local communities.
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The world needs 4 million new teachers. Is your country running...

An estimated 12 million more teachers will be needed by 2020 to achieve universal primary education.
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A ‘Fitbit’ for cows boosts ag production

U.S. technology that helps U.S. farmers monitor their cattle's health also is being used on cows in Brazil, sheep in Norway and camels in Saudi Arabia.
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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.
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Advancing gender equality in the Asia-Pacific

One of four companies to receive the 2019 Award for Corporate Excellence, P&G Asia Pacific creates an equal professional playing field for all genders.
Infographic comparing U.S. and Chinese business environments (State Dept./S. Wilkinson)

The effect of corruption on business

Strong laws and trustworthy institutions protect investors and businesses from corruption. That's why the different approaches of the U.S. and China matter.
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U.S. and Brazil partner to tackle global food issues

Animal scientists from the University of São Paulo and Virginia Tech share their research on how to improve animal productivity, reproduction and welfare.
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U.S. seeks to be Africa’s partner of choice

A U.S. government initiative is helping connect U.S. and African companies. See how the investment is driving development on the second-largest continent.