economic development

Five men breaking up farmland with hand tools (USAID/Micah Clemens)

U.S. helps developing countries to help themselves

Learn how the United States' foreign aid mission promotes U.S. values while supporting partner countries' paths to self-sufficiency.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaking from behind lectern with silhouettes of people in foreground (© Patrick Semansky/AP Images)

U.S. joins allies to address COVID-19, climate and infrastructure

Secretary of State Antony Blinken traveled to Paris to discuss solutions to pressing issues with European allies.
Left photo: People taking selfie in front of tulips (© Greater Topeka Partnership) Right photo: People snowshoeing on mountain (© Visit Park City)

What is a chamber of commerce?

State and local chambers of commerce are famous for holding ribbon-cutting ceremonies but do so much more. Get a sense of those duties here.
Kamala Harris at lectern surrounded by flowers and colorful lights (© Evelyn Hockstein/AP Images)

Vice President Harris outlines ‘optimistic vision’ for Indo-Pacific

On a recent trip to Singapore and Vietnam, Vice President Harris affirmed America's commitment to its Indo-Pacific partners.
Man and two children holding books (Courtesy of Julio Paz)

One Honduran finds his future at home

Julio Paz thought the dangerous border crossing to the U.S. was his only hope for the life he wanted. USAID showed him another way.
Man looking at solar panels (© Isaac Kasamani/AFP/Getty Images)

Partners bolster Africa’s fight against COVID-19 and poverty

U.S. and European partners are investing $80 billion in development financing to help Africa's economic recovery from COVID-19.
Joe Biden speaking at lectern with G7 logo behind him and four flags to the side (© Patrick Semansky/AP Images)

Major democracies launch values-based infrastructure partnership

The Build Back Better World Partnership, announced at the G7, will support billions in sustainable, transparent infrastructure investment around the world.
Woman holding ginger and smiling (USAID NEAT)

Strengthening cooperatives supports workers worldwide

The United States supports cooperatives around the world. Learn more about the business model that gives workers access to tools and resources to succeed.
World map with certain countries highlighted (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

Measuring fiscal transparency around the world [infographics]

The U.S. State Department's fiscal transparency report holds foreign governments accountable for receiving U.S. aid. See how they did in the latest report.