development assistance

Woman holding her child (© Jorge Fernandez/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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.
Filipino student reading a book (Leoncio Rodaje/USAID Philippines)

Filipinos can safely study in ‘alternative learning sites’

Unable to attend school because of instability caused by conflict, Filipino children learn at alternative sites with help from a U.S.-backed program.
Man and woman walking alongside olive grove (USAID/Bobby Neptune)

Growing peace in the Middle East through olive oil

A U.S.-backed project unites Palestinian and Israeli olive oil producers and distributors to learn and share experiences while promoting peace.
Girl standing in empty classroom (USAID/Morgana Wingard)

‘When I grow up, I want to become a teacher’

USAID is helping primary school children in Bangladesh by installing "reading corners" in classrooms to provide access to books.
Man welding (Leoncio M. Rodaje for USAID)

Welding is this Filipino’s answer to recurring violence

A U.S.-backed program offers job training for young people in the Philippines who live in areas with high rates of poverty and violence.
Ambulances and emergency workers in Pakistan (© Khuram Parvez/Reuters)

U.S. helps Pakistan, Afghanistan improve trauma care

Most of the world's 5 million injury-related deaths each year are in lower-income countries. A program in Pakistan and Afghanistan hopes to change that.
Child and woman in small courtyard with water pump (© Raveena Aulakh/Toronto Star/Getty Images)

A fix for latrines in Bangladesh

Despite Bangladesh's remarkable sanitation progress, faulty latrines still endanger health. A low cost public-private partnership tackles that problem.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at lectern (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Outgoing Liberian president: ‘Democracy is unstoppable’

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is spending the twilight of her final term thanking the U.S. and the U.N. for their unwavering support.
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.