economic development

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In the U.S., public companies’ financial details are transparent to all

Regulators require companies listed on U.S. stock markets to report financial details regularly. Anyone can sort the data for free.
Woman looking for land mines (The HALO Trust)

U.S. support for land mine removal saves lives

The U.S. is the world's top donor to conventional weapons destruction. Learn about the U.S. and its partners' land mine removal efforts.
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Los Angeles to host 9th Summit of the Americas

This June, Los Angeles will host leaders from around the Western Hemisphere as they discuss a sustainable and resilient future.
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Americans making a difference in the Indo-Pacific

U.S. citizens are helping out in the Indo-Pacific, educating students and protecting the environment. Learn about their efforts.
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U.S. companies invest in Central America

Following Vice President Harris' May 2021 Call to Action, American businesses have stepped up to the plate.
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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.