Development Assistance

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.
Affiong Williams standing in profile, smiling (Bobby Neptune for USAID)

Affiong Williams’ ReelFruit: Creating jobs along with healthy snacks

Learn how a Nigerian woman is creating jobs through a U.S.-backed program that helped her grow her dried fruit-and-nut business.
People posing for photo at lookout point (© Gustavo Garello/AP Images)

U.S. approves $400M of financing for Argentina’s road network

U.S. financing is projected to improve the amount of goods flowing through Argentina, road safety, and trade with neighboring Chile.
Illustration of figure burdened with large bag of money next to quote on cost of Chinese loans (State Dept./D. Thompson)

The true costs of Chinese loans

Countries are waking up to the true cost of too-easy credit from China and the consequences of owing more than they can pay.
Small village house at night (© Marc Anderson/Alamy Stock Photo)

Investing in Indo-Pacific nations large and small

The United States is joining other countries to boost public-private investment in the Indo-Pacific region. First stop, Papua New Guinea.
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.
Sunset over boats (© David Wall/Alamy)

U.S.-Mekong partnership reaches milestone [infographic]

Learn how the Lower Mekong Initiative, a multinational partnership among the U.S. and five countries, has improved lives over the past decade.