economic development

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U.S. companies pledge support for Asia’s post-pandemic recovery

The U.S. government and major U.S. retailers are planning to help workers in Asia recover from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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U.S. invests billions in Latin America

The U.S. government and private sector continue to invest billions across Latin America. Learn more about some recent initiatives.
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U.S. leads the way globally for women’s economic empowerment

31 countries have signed the U.S.-led Call to Action on Women’s Economic Empowerment. Learn more about what this means for women around the world.
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U.S. hosts forum to advance Indo-Pacific prosperity

The U.S. and Vietnam are hosting a forum to promote economic development in the Indo-Pacific, furthering U.S. efforts to enhance opportunity in the region.
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Pompeo to Three Seas Initiative: ‘America is with you’

European nations can improve their citizens' lives through private sector investment in infrastructure, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said.
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U.S. invests in e-commerce for African women

The United States will invest in Kasha, a digital company that helps women in rural Africa access health supplies. Learn about similar programs.
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Accuracy matters when it comes to jobs reports

Learn how the U.S. calculates its jobless numbers, and why policymakers and job seekers alike depend on timely, transparent economic data.
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China’s construction companies sow chaos worldwide

A state-owned construction firm is spearheading the PRC's aggression in the South China Sea and driving its economic abuses around the world.
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U.S. initiative invests millions to empower women around the world

Ivanka Trump announces $122 million in new U.S. government funding for the W-GDP Initiative, which helps women in business everywhere.