Development Assistance

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.
Thermal power plant (OPIC)

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.
Person putting on protective clothing and gloves (© John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images)

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.
Blue doors (© Food Travel Stockforlife/Shutterstock)

U.S. investment in Guatemala helps new homebuyers

Getting a home loan in Guatemala is easier thanks to a new U.S. investment program committed to building a safer and more prosperous Central America.
A stack of tomatoes sitting in front of two tall stacks of cash (© Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

Life in Venezuela becomes unaffordable [graphic]

When money loses value, life becomes expensive. In Venezuela, mismanagement has led to hyperinflation where people cannot afford basic goods.
David Malpass smiling (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

U.S. nominee to lead World Bank is a champion of reforms

Treasury Under Secretary David Malpass is President Trump's nominee to lead the World Bank and keep pushing it to help the poorest people.
People standing on and near partially constructed building under steel frame (© Shutterstock)

The BUILD Act makes room for fair deals

In 2019, a new government agency will open an untapped pipeline for investment from the U.S. private sector to low- and middle-income countries.