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Bringing clean and affordable energy to South Asia

The U.S. is working with nations in South Asia to develop more clean energy sources that expand access and reduce pollution.
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.
Men fishing abalone out of ocean (Jun Poblarod/USAID)

Reviving Philippine fishing communities through science

A U.S.-backed project helped improve fishing hatcheries in the Philippines. People now have livelihoods due to the project and others will have access to the research.

U.S. to give additional $119 million for Venezuela’s crisis

New U.S. assistance will go toward alleviating the Venezuelan people's humanitarian crisis and to bolster democratic governance in the country.
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From pumpkins to profits  —  a Ugandan success story

Since getting a solar dryer using a U.S. grant, Fatuma Namatosi has produced 1.5 million kilograms of pumpkin products and taught farmers to grow pumpkins.
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U.S. charges Iranians in massive international hacking scheme

Iranian hackers linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps broke into computer systems of more than 300 universities worldwide and stole valuable research, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Oxford economist crunches numbers, concludes the world is getting better

An Oxford University economist has made an important discovery: The world is getting better. Professor Max Roser crunched the numbers and finds that (1) democracy is spreading and...