development assistance

Farmers picking coffee beans (Greg Kahn for USAID)

Latin American farmers team up with U.S. coffee firms [video]

Big U.S. coffee companies need coffee beans, and small coffee farmers around the world need a sustainable market. See how partnerships are helping both.
Four Pakistani girls listening to a teacher (© AP Images)

Combating illiteracy one child at a time

Increased literacy rates create safer, healthier and more prosperous communities. See what the world is doing September 8 on International Literacy Day.
Floor mosaic tile showing figure of bird (© Ariadne Van Zandbergen/Alamy)

U.S. helps Egypt preserve bird-themed mosaics [video]

In Egypt's ancient port city of Alexandria, visitors are discovering the exquisite bird-themed mosaics of a Greco-Roman villa from over 2,000 years ago.
Mark Green shaking hands with man holding soccer ball (U.S. Navy)

7 facts you should know about USAID’s new leader

Meet the new USAID administrator who volunteered in Kenya, was ambassador to Tanzania, and has family in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K.
African women standing in a pit (Alaffia)

Creating jobs in Africa and the U.S. with the help of...

A company based in Washington state has helped to put traditional African beauty products like shea butter on the shelves of major American retailers.
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.
Sailor taking selfie picture with children (U.S. Navy/Brittney Cannady)

U.S. military helps people in need in the Americas

"Continuing Promise" brought U.S. military members to Colombia, Guatemala and Honduras to provide medical care and other humanitarian efforts.
Woman standing among corn stalks (AUN-API)

After escaping Boko Haram, farmers begin a new season with hope

Once displaced by chaos caused by the Boko Haram terrorist organization, thousands of Nigerian farmers are cultivating again.
Sunset over lake (USAID)

Clean water, better lives

When you think about how to build a better world, think about providing clean water to about 663 million people worldwide who don’t have it.