development assistance

Construction crew working (Morgana Wingard/USAID)

What do you think about ‘debt-trap diplomacy’?

Is your country at risk of "debt-trap diplomacy" — predatory loans that lock countries in a cycle of dependency?
Ship with large painted red crosses on ocean (U.S. Navy/Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams)

U.S. hospital ship prepares to save lives in Indo-Pacific

Mobile hospital ship USNS Mercy is heading to the Indo-Pacific to save lives. The state-of-the-art ship anchors an international team setting sail for the 2018 Pacific Partnership, a disaster-response exercise.
Construction crew working (Morgana Wingard/USAID)

How U.S. aid avoids ‘debt-trap diplomacy’

Sometimes foreign loans and investment come with strings attached.
Hands weaving basket (© AP Images)

In photos: U.S.-Africa business partnerships flourish

Check out these U.S.-Africa business partnerships that have helped to increase trade between the U.S. and Africa by $10 billion since 2000.
Woman with bundle on her head walking past people selling bright fabric along railroad (© Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)

Millions escaping poverty in a strong global economy

The global poverty rate dropped to a record low in 2017, with poor countries enjoying faster growth than wealthy ones. More gains are on the horizon as the world vows to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.
Woman holding baby (Paul Joseph Brown/GAPPS)

A new way to improve maternal and newborn health

Pregnant women and newborn babies in India have access to better health care thanks to an initiative backed by the U.S. government and global partners.
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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.
Woman squatting next to open solar suitcase (Courtesy of Laura Stachel)

With her solar suitcase, she transforms health care

Shocked by the lack of reliable electricity in some rural health clinics, Laura Stachel and her husband designed a portable solar electric system.
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Namibia curbing HIV with help of U.S. telemedicine

World AIDS Day is December 1. A U.S.-backed video conference program helps accelerate the race to end HIV/AIDS worldwide.