Tag: economic development

This is where Iran could be today [infographic]

Compared to other countries with similar starting points 40 years ago, Iran has fallen behind, to the detriment of the Iranian people.
Hands outstretched, holding tobacco seedling (L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois)

U.S. researchers find novel way to produce bigger plants

Photosynthesis is key to the air we breathe and the food we eat, but it doesn't work as efficiently as it could. Scientists say they've found a remedy.
A pumpjack operating above an oil well at night (© Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

American ingenuity, drive sparked shale oil revolution

There's shale all over the world, but Americans have led the way in figuring out how to make it gush oil and gas. Now they lead the world in production.
Woman picking a teddy bear out of a pile of debris (© Erik de Castro/Reuters)

When typhoons strike the Philippines, U.S. aid follows

When typhoons strike the Philippines, the U.S. ally knows it can count on generous U.S. assistance. But America helps in nonemergencies too.
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.
Sun in blue sky (© Lakov Kalinin/Shutterstock)

U.S. helps to power a brighter Senegalese future

A $550 million grant from the U.S. will boost access to electrical power throughout Senegal in an innovative U.S.-Senegal partnership.
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U.S.-Africa trade is ready for takeoff

Kenya Airways joins several other African airlines providing direct service between the U.S. and Africa, which is expected to boost trade and tourism.
Enrique Peña Nieto, President Trump and Justin Trudeau seated and signing documents (Shealah Craighead/White House)

A new day begins for U.S., Mexico, Canada trade

President Trump and leaders of Mexico and Canada signed a new trade agreement to revamp rules that Trump blamed for massive American job losses.
Small village house at night (© Marc Anderson/Alamy Stock Photo)

Investing in Indo-Pacific nations large and small

The United States is joining other countries to boost public-private investment in the Indo-Pacific region. First stop, Papua New Guinea.