economic development

Smiling woman holding avocados (© Adolf Sakawa)

Tanzanian businesswoman finds opportunity in avocados

After graduating from the State Department's Academy for Women Entrepreneurs, Adelaide Mwasyoghe launched a business selling avocado oil.
Fish on display in open-air market (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Supporting responsible fishing in the Pacific

The U.S. government, the private sector and nonprofits are working with groups in Peru and Ecuador to promote sustainable fishing.
Man standing in dry cleaning store (© Deaudrea 'Sha' Aguado/Bridging Virginia)

Investing in small, diverse businesses is good for the economy

What is a social impact investment fund? Learn how firms support small businesses owned by people of color and women.
Teresa Ferreiro posing for photo (Courtesy of Teresa Ferreiro)

Coaching others through the fight against cancer

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs helped a breast cancer survivor in Spain launch a business supporting other cancer patients.
Three men sitting under display of photos of three other men (© Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency/AFP/Getty Images)

How U.S. researchers helped avert economic disasters

Meet the three Americans who won the 2022 Nobel Prize in economics for research that has helped governments respond to economic downturns.
Two people in U.S. Coast Guard uniforms flanking man in short-sleeved patterned shirt (U.S. Coast Guard)

U.S. steps up climate investments in Pacific islands

The U.S. is strengthening relationships with long-standing Pacific island partners, including through new climate measures.
Woman and man sitting next to bags of eggplants in field (Feed the Future Cambodia Harvest II/Solina Kong)

Helping Cambodian farmers grow their businesses

Learn more about a U.S. government program that helps Cambodians increase crop yields and create new markets.
2 women making heart sign with their hands while standing outside (State Dept.)

Celebrating 75 years of U.S.-Pakistan relations [photo gallery]

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Pakistan’s birth as a nation and of U.S.-Pakistan diplomatic relations. Some images over the decades.
Group of people sitting and standing outdoors (© Desmond Tiro/AP Images)

Galvanizing the world to reduce hunger in Africa

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., urged action across governments, across countries and between people to end hunger.