People playing board game (Courtesy of New River Valley Livability Initiative)

Board games, interactive theater help a Virginia community plan for the...

The New River Valley community in rural Virginia found creative ways to ensure that progress and growth take into account how resources are used.
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...

These girls deserve better than the status quo

World leaders will meet in New York to lay out a vision and a plan for inclusive economic growth and long-term stability for struggling nations.
A Peace Corps volunteer explains the nutrition to boys in Senegal

Happy birthday to the Peace Corps…on this day

On September 22, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Peace Corps Act, making good on a promise to seek Americans “from...
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5 reasons to invest in Ukraine [video]

Ukraine boasts a number of sectors for investment, there is near-universal literacy, and the government is making efforts to eliminate corruption.
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?
Man in African garb speaking into a microphone (© HK Media)

The ‘Wakanda Generation’ unites for Africa

Learn about a new effort to enable young African leaders to join forces with the African-American diaspora to advance development in Africa.

Africa’s future is getting brighter

After its first two years, the Power Africa campaign continues to boost electricity access, bringing light, computers and information into African homes.
Peace to Prosperity infographic thumbnail (State Dept./Photos © Shutterstock)

Goals of the Peace to Prosperity plan [infographic]

The U.S. recently unveiled a Peace to Prosperity plan. In one graphic, learn how that plan will help the Palestinian people and the Middle East.