Development Assistance

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China’s construction companies sow chaos worldwide

A state-owned construction firm is spearheading the PRC's aggression in the South China Sea and driving its economic abuses around the world.
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Database offers transparency on U.S. foreign aid

The Foreign Aid Explorer, a free, comprehensive, interactive database, helps users see what the United States spends on foreign aid.
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U.S. initiative invests millions to empower women around the world

Ivanka Trump announces $122 million in new U.S. government funding for the W-GDP Initiative, which helps women in business everywhere.
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U.S. funding of global health strengthens COVID-19 fight

U.S. funding of efforts to deploy vaccines for infectious diseases will help ensure numerous countries can access an eventual COVID-19 vaccine.
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The Charter of the United Nations turns 75

The U.N. charter laid out the principles that guide the United Nations. Learn how this document was shaped, and why it helps ensure the U.N.'s success.
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U.S. partners support Venezuelan refugees and their host countries

Across South America, the State Department and USAID fund charity groups to help displaced Venezuelans find employment in their host countries.
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U.S. scientists work to stave off desertification

U.S. scientists are developing new approaches to reduce desertification and in some cases return harmed land to its earlier fertile condition.
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Agricultural biotech makes farms more productive

Learn how using genetically modified crops increases farmers' production and profits while reducing the need for pesticides.
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U.S. sends coronavirus aid to Central and South America

The U.S. government has supplied funding, medical infrastructure and know-how to help allies in Central and South America tackle COVID-19.