Development Assistance

Horseshoe-shaped table with participants seated around it (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

Eliminating economic barriers for women grows economies

More than 12 million women have been helped by the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. That number is expected to grow.
Ghanian woman standing outside of building (Douglas Gritzmacher/USAID)

Linking Ghanaian villagers with global consumers

Learn about a U.S.-backed program that connects women from 21 African countries to markets in the U.S., the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.
Safety personnel standing outside of a liquefied natural gas hub terminal (© Arnulfo Franco/AP Images)

U.S. initiative strengthens economic growth in the Americas

Learn more about the U.S. government's plan to bring jobs and economic growth to North, Central and South America through energy and infrastructure.
Farmer harvesting vanilla beans on his farm (© Thomas Cristofoletti/USAID)

Connecting Indonesian vanilla farmers to the U.S. market

Learn how a U.S.-backed program has helped more than 5,000 Indonesian small farmers sell vanilla and other spices to major businesses worldwide.
Somalia schoolchildren sitting in a group (© Ismail Taxta/UNICEF-Somalia)

Somalia’s next generation of storytellers

Somalia has long been known for its poets and storytellers. Learn about a U.S.-backed program using oral traditions to help strengthen literacy there.
Man sitting on motorbike outside convenience store in the Philippines (© Shutterstock)

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.
Woman throwing rice in air (Nevil Jackson/USAID)

Sowing seeds of entrepreneurship in rural Tanzania

Learn how a U.S.-backed program is helping farmers like Elinesi Mpyanga find new ways to grow as an agricultural trainer and businesswoman in Tanzania.
Michael R. Pompeo at lectern with people seated behind him (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

Pompeo recognizes ‘Ambassadors for the American way’

These four 2019 ACE winners show the benefits that American innovation and dynamism can bring to communities around the world.

U.S. company works to boost Ugandan farmers’ yields

The 2019 Award for Corporate Excellence winner is a U.S.-led agribusiness partnering with Ugandan farmers to sustainably boost crop yields.