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Aid and Development

President Barack Obama shakes hands with guests after speaking during a reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, July 22, 2015. The reception was to celebrate the recent signing into law of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)

Audio AGOA, The Next 15 Years

Fostering economic development in sub-Saharan Africa is a top priority of the United States, and the African Growth and Opportunity Act is the centerpiece of our trade policy on the continent. More

A homeless man in Hyderabad, India. The U.N.'s new development goals aim to eradicate extreme poverty.

Audio On Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

The “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” is a transformative vision to guide development activities for the next 15 years. More

FILE - A student raises her hand to ask a question during class at the Kibera School for Girls in Nairobi, Kenya.

Audio Supporting Education for Africa's Girls

Let Girls Learn Initiative aims to address some of the many challenges preventing adolescent girls from attending and completing school. More

FILE - Rohingya Migrants wait to be be rescued by Acehnese fishermen on their boat on the sea off East Aceh, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

Audio Rohingya Deserve Consideration and Respect

The United States is gravely concerned about the plight of the Rohingya population in Southeast Asia. More

The blood of a survivor of the Ebola virus is extracted as part of a study launched at Liberia's John F. Kennedy Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, June 17, 2015.

Audio Helping West Africa Recover From Ebola Epidemic

Now, to help with the recovery, the U.S. Government will provide an additional $266 million. More

More Aid and Development Editorials

Audio Providing Critical Food Assistance for Syrians

The United States Agency for International Development, or USAID, recently announced a $65 million contribution to the UN World Food Program.

Audio Expanding Internet Access in Indonesia

The U.S. is determined to work with Indonesia to expand broadband infrastructure and create an economic environment that enables affordable Internet connections.

Audio U.S. Sends Aid to Iraq But More Needed

The expansion of the militant group DAESH, its brutal and violent attacks against the civilian population of Iraq have caused a humanitarian catastrophe.

Audio Kerry Meets with Gulf Cooperation Council

Secretary Kerry also announced that the U.S. will contribute an additional $62 million in humanitarian assistance to Iraqis who are in need.

Audio Supporting Counter-Narcotics Efforts in Laos

U.S. Embassy and Lao National Commission on Drug Control donate $7,500 in office supplies and media equipment to awareness campaign.

Audio Development and Rule of Law

The UN is drawing up the Sustainable Development Goals program, which is meant to succeed the MDGs, and to consolidate on their gains.

Audio U.S., Brazil Cooperate to Boost Mozambique

The partnership works with family and subsistence farmers to help them increase their yields, and then enable them to bring their product to the market.

Audio On Extreme Poverty

With USAID leading the way, the United States, in cooperation with our international partners, has worked hard to improve economic opportunity, health, food security, education, equality, stability, and accountable governance for millions of people.

Audio Promoting Clean Energy in the Lower Mekong Region

U.S. Assistance focuses on agriculture and food security, connectivity, education, energy security, environment and water, and health.

Audio A New Chapter for the OAS

“We remain committed to those bedrock principles and ideals of democracy, security, and development for all of our citizens.”

Audio Supporting Rural Development in Mongolia

Reinvested funds will be used to implement activities for sustainable rural development by supporting a new “Resilient Communities” project in Mongolia.

Audio U.S. and Pakistan - Partners in Education

U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies will build partnerships in higher education and research.

Audio Expanding Global Entrepreneurship

The Global Entrepreneurship Program, or GEP, is a U.S. State Department-led effort to spur entrepreneurship by catalyzing and coordinating private sector and U.S. Government programs to support entrepreneurs around the world.

Audio How to Improve the Efficiency of Humanitarian Aid

Although some reform has already taken place, the future of humanitarian aid is yet to be invented.

Audio South Sudan Errs in Expelling UN Aid Coordinator

The Government of South Sudan indicated that the decision to expel U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer came after remarks Lanzer made in a television interview regarding the gravity of the humanitarian crisis facing the country.

Audio On U.S.-India Relations

Over the past few years, India has strengthened its regional leadership role in South Asia.

Audio On Hunger and How to Fight it

Around the world, nearly 800 million people suffer from chronic hunger. This means that one out of every 9 people walking this earth will go to bed hungry most nights.

Audio Treating Diseases of the Poorest

Neglected tropical diseases are chronic disabling illnesses that thrive in areas with poor sanitation, lack of clean drinking water and scant access to medication. Some of them can be effectively treated and even eliminated with low-cost medications.

Audio Civilians Suffering Most in New South Sudan Fighting

Renewed fighting in South Sudan has forced thousands to flee their homes in recent days. Some 650,000 civilians reportedly are without access to aid.

Audio Strengthening Ties With Southeast Asia

The United States is a Pacific nation, and as such has an enormous stake in the people and the future of Southeast Asia.