Development Assistance

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.
Ships at seaport (© Igor Grochev/Shutterstock)

Countries in Africa reject Belt and Road deals

Some countries in Africa have suspended or canceled projects that are part of China's global Belt and Road Initiative. Find out why.
Ivanka Trump watching women gather cocoa beans (© Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)

Investing in women builds countries

The U.S. is launching 14 projects in 22 countries to help women develop job skills and become entrepreneurs. Investing in women pays big dividends.
Man flying a drone in a winery (Colby Gottert for USAID)

Disease-detecting drones in the wine industry

See how a U.S.-backed program is helping to protect Moldova’s wine industry from a disease that wipes out vineyards and threatens livelihoods.
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How the U.S. helped Togo increase its electricity generation

Learn how a U.S.-backed power plant project in Togo created jobs and grew local economies without burdening the country with excessive debt.
An aerial view of the Coca Codo Sinclair Dam project (© Federico Rios Escobar/The New York Times/Redux)

Study warns against Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ investment

The risks and costs associated with Chinese infrastructure projects are greater than they first appear, a new report says.
Construction crew working (Morgana Wingard/USAID)

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

Sometimes foreign loans and investment come with strings attached.
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The next chapter in global health security

World leaders have launched the Global Health Security Agenda 2024, which will continue their collaboration on global health security.