development assistance

Woman in tea field picking tea leaves (© Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)

Investing in Africa without creating debt traps

The U.S. partners with private companies to provide aid around the world for transparent, bottom-up growth and development that supports local communities.
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.
Girl pulling cart of water jugs (© Thomas Koehler/Photothek/Getty Images)

America helps Mongolian capital quench its thirst

A U.S.-funded project aims to avert the water crisis in Ulaanbaatar and make Mongolia a model for recycling wastewater.
Five children in a row holding books up to their faces (© Wavebreak Media Ltd./Alamy)

5 ways the U.S. supports literacy around the world

Find out how the U.S. is helping to build a literate world where everyone has an equal chance to succeed in life and work.
Women working in farm field (USAID)

U.S., India share farming innovations with Africa and Asia

The U.S. and India are training farmers and agricultural professionals in Africa and Asia in new farming practices that improve food security in their countries.
Nikki Haley speaking at microphones (© Mary Altaffer/AP Images)

U.S. ends support for ‘flawed’ U.N. Palestinian refugee agency

The U.S. will no longer contribute to the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees that it calls "irredeemably flawed." It will instead look for other ways to help the refugees, especially children.
Woman helping child wash hands (U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase)

Pacific Angel builds health and hope in Sri Lanka

Find out how U.S. and Sri Lankan military and other officials teamed up in August on a humanitarian and disaster readiness operation.
Men mining (USAID/Sandra Coburn)

Mining diamonds in Africa while supporting the community

In Côte d’Ivoire, a growing number of artisanal mining operations use techniques that help them find more diamonds while protecting the environment.
Man observing woman's eyes with light (Nabin Baral/RTI International/USAID)

Progress in curbing trachoma, a blinding, infectious disease

U.S. taxpayers and pharmaceutical companies are leading the way in curbing tropical diseases such as blinding trachoma. The threat has been eliminated in Ghana and Nepal.