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Aid and Development

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of of Somalia and his wife Qamar Ali Omar arrive for a dinner hosted by President Barack Obama for the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. African heads of state are gathering in Washington for an unprecedented summit to promote business development. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Audio U.S. Promoting Criminal Justice in Somalia

The United States has agreed to provide more support for Somali government programs aimed at reforming and developing the country’s security sector. More

Flood victims crowd the back of a trailer while evacuating to higher grounds in Pakistan's Muzaffargarh district in Punjab province August 11, 2010. The floods have ploughed a swathe of destruction more than 1,000 km (600 miles) long from northern Pakista

Audio Global Resilience Partnership Will Fight Hunger

USAID, is partnering with the Rockefeller Foundation to form the Global Resilience Partnership, a public-private initiative to build local resilience to chronic shocks and stresses. More

A lift truck driver offloads aid materials for Syria at the UNHCR warehouses in Dubai.

Audio More Humanitarian Aid for Syria

To help get life-saving assistance to the civilians who are victims of such barbarity, the United States is providing nearly $378 million in additional aid for those affected. More

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Audio Summit Demonstrates U.S. Commitment to Africa

The leaders of some 50 African nations are gathering here in Washington to meet with U.S. government, business and civil society leaders to discuss trade and investment, peace and regional stability, and governing for the next generation. More

South Sudan Africa Predicting Famine

Audio Famine Looms In South Sudan

South Sudan is experiencing the world’s worst food security crisis, one not caused by drought or flood, but by man-made conflict. More

More Aid and Development Editorials

Audio Young Leaders Will Shape Africa's Future

Five hundred young men and women from across Africa will gather in Washington next week, part of our nation’s long-term effort to support and invest in Africa’s next generation of educators, entrepreneurs, activists and leaders.

Audio Millennium Challenge Corporation and Georgia

New compact with Georgia worth $140 million entered into force this month.

Audio Educating Girls for the Benefit of All

Every year of schooling can increase a girl’s future earning potential by 10 to 20 percent. She will share 90 percent of her earnings with her family and her community.

Audio Millennium Development Goals - One Year Left

With little more than 500 days remaining, some goals have already been met.

Audio International Commitment for C.A.R. Aid

Nearly $51 million in additional assistance has been provided for Central African Republic relief, bringing total U.S. humanitarian aid to nearly $118 million this year.

Audio World Food Prize 2014

This year, for the first time since it was created, the World Food Prize was awarded to another scientist whose work helped increased world wheat production: Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram cross-bred wheat varieties from distinct gene pools, and developed heartier plants with higher yields.

Audio U.S. Assistance To Georgia

The United States is a strong supporter of Georgia's democratic and economic development.

Audio Ebola Outbreak Still Serious In West Africa

The United States and other partners are working with international health officials to help contain the outbreaks.

Audio Disaster Aid To Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina

The United States is already providing assistance, and will continue to look for ways to assist in the recovery process.

Audio Army Corps Of Engineers Helping In Asia

Corps has ongoing work in 132 different countries.

Audio Resuming U.S. Aid To Madagascar

In light of successful 2013 elections and installation of a new government, the United States has lifted restrictions on provision of foreign assistance.

Audio Feed The Future Investment Paying Off

Program has leveraged $18.5 billion in investments.

Audio Aiding Those At Risk In South Sudan

The United States has joined with other donor nations to significantly increase humanitarian assistance to the people of South Sudan.

Audio Electrify Africa

Power Africa will significantly increase the number of people with access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Audio Improving Lives By Empowering Women

There is little doubt that increasing women’s participation in the economy fuels economic growth and prosperity.

Audio A New Government, A New Day In Madagascar

With the appointment of a new prime minister, Madagascar has taken an important step toward returning to democracy after five years of political and economic instability.

Audio Hagel In Mongolia

As one of the world's fastest-growing economies, Mongolia has a growing stake in regional and global security.

Audio Calling For More Support For Food Security

For every $2 from other donors, the United States will contribute $1 to food and agricultural security, up to a total U.S. contribution of $475 million.

Audio Promoting Entrepreneurship Globally

The U.S. runs and funds hundreds of programs which support entrepreneurs globally.

Audio U.S. Promotes Interreligious Cooperation In the C.A.R.

U.S. sends delegation of religious leaders to Central African Republic.