economic development

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U.S. and Pakistan: Partners in cultural preservation

U.S. support is helping restore historic sites in Pakistan that highlight the country's diversity. Learn more about these cultural wonders.
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Supporting fruit growers in Central Asia

USAID is helping fruit growers in Central Asia increase their harvests with modern techniques. Read about three successful orchards.
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Providing hope and jobs in Nepal and India

Meet two U.S.-created companies that make a global difference, earning the 2021  Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence.
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Want healthier soil? Don’t plow.

Climate change has farmers concerned over diminishing water and soil resources. One remedy they are discovering is conservation tillage.
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Building a better future in Africa and beyond

The U.S. is strengthening its partnerships in Africa, helping to fight COVID-19 and climate change, and supporting economic growth.
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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.
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Bringing fast, affordable internet to Africa

U.S. investment is expanding internet access in Africa. Learn about projects that are empowering users and spurring economic growth.
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AGOA: Promoting trade and respect for human rights in Africa

Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, companies in sub-Saharan nations can ship duty-free to the U.S. if they meet certain criteria.
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Prosper Africa: U.S. and African businesses growing together

The U.S. government is connecting investors, buyers and suppliers in Africa and the United States. Learn how the Prosper Africa program is advancing growth.