Thermal power plant (OPIC)

How the U.S. helped Togo increase its electricity generation

Learn how a U.S.-backed power plant project in Togo created jobs and grew local economies without burdening the country with excessive debt.
Floor mosaic tile showing figure of bird (© Ariadne Van Zandbergen/Alamy)

U.S. helps Egypt preserve bird-themed mosaics [video]

In Egypt's ancient port city of Alexandria, visitors are discovering the exquisite bird-themed mosaics of a Greco-Roman villa from over 2,000 years ago.
Aerial view of island that has energy grid (Courtesy of NantEnergy)

The future of battery technology is in the air

Batteries from the U.S. that rely on zinc and air may be the future of renewable energy. Eight countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas are using them.
Two men seated side by side, talking (State Dept./Nicole Thiher)

U.S. deepens ties with Bhutan

In the highest-level U.S. diplomatic visit in over two decades, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan goes to the "Land of the Thunder Dragon."
Person holding out shaped pot (Dave Cooper/USAID)

Connecting Peruvian artists to the world

Learn about a U.S.-backed program that helps former coca farmers find legitimate work like pottery and connects them with producer associations.

Produce more, conserve more with climate-smart agriculture

With earlier planting seasons and water supplies vanishing as a result of climate change, farmers around the world need to adapt.

Filling the world’s cup with certified coffee beans

Coffee is Ethiopia’s top export, providing livelihoods for 15 million people. That's why USAID is showing farmers how to increase the value of their beans.
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 harvesting corn (Ana Christina Chaclán/Buena Milpa Project)

How the U.S. increases food security by helping female farmers

A U.S. government initiative continues to help countries increase agricultural production and nutrition, one community at a time.