Sunset over lake (USAID)

Clean water, better lives

When you think about how to build a better world, think about providing clean water to about 663 million people worldwide who don’t have it.
Men in front of plane inspecting pallet of boxes containing vaccines (National Task Force Against COVID19/AP Images)

U.S. and ASEAN: Partnering against COVID-19

The United States has provided more than 20 million vaccine doses and nearly $160 million in aid to help ASEAN fight COVID-19.
Girls in a classroom

Building a new world for the new millennium

At the turn of the century, as much as 10 percent of the world's children died before they reached their fifth birthday, and one-fourth...
Woman and two boys looking at seeds in woman's hand (Courtesy Peace Corps)

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...
Sculpture of bull on cobblestones (Shutterstock)

The U.S. economy shows its strength

The U.S. economy is growing strongly, as shown by a number of indicators, and economists say that benefits people around the world.

Don’t just zap space aliens. Change the world. [video]

Games for Change, a nonprofit group, has been designing and promoting games designed to inspire gamers to change the world.
Graphic illustrating 4G core and edge (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

Get smart: Core vs. edge in 5G networks [infographic]

As 5G mobile is built up, changes in technology affect the security of the new mobile networks. Old 4G frameworks are quickly becoming out-of-date.
Farmer standing in field of yellow and red flowers in Vietnam (© Alamy)

Vietnam’s provinces compete for new businesses

To help improve Vietnam's business environment, a "competitiveness" index measures the ease of doing business among Vietnam's 63 provinces.
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.