Reflecting the Views of the U.S. Government as Broadcast on The Voice of America

Economy and Trade


Audio Fighting High Intensity Drug Trafficking

Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy, announced this month that the United States Government will provide $13.4 million in funding for High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas. More

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

Reef fish swim among the coral in Kimbe Bay off Papua New Guinea’s New Britain.

Audio Partnership to Combat Illegal Fishing

New Oceans and Fisheries Partnership project will develop a system for documenting and tracing legal seafood products in the Coral Triangle region. More

President Barack Obama participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony with Mai Sayavongs, Ambassador of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos), in the Oval Office, Aug. 3, 2015.  (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Audio Sixty Years of Laos Relations

This month, the United States and Laos celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations: ties that commenced soon after Laos declared its independence in 1954. More

Farmers shear sheep for wool, in Khovd Province, western Mongolia.

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. More

More Economy and Trade Editorials

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 On U.S.-India Relations

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

Audio U.S. Committed to Stopping Wildlife Smuggling

"This conviction of Elite Estate Buyers ... demonstrates our resolve in going after all those involved in the illegal wildlife trade."

Audio For Peace and Prosperity, Prioritize Women's Concerns

It is not a coincidence that countries are more stable and prosperous when women enjoy rights that are comparable to those of men, and when women participate in governance and in the formal economy.

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.

Audio A Reported New Cyberweapon for China

The U.S. is committed to protecting the internet as an open platform.

Audio Promoting Global Entrepreneurship

U.S. has set a goal of generating $1 billion in new investment for emerging entrepreneurs worldwide by 2017.

Audio U.S., India Committed to Increasing Trade

The United States is committed to India’s continued, and accelerated, economic growth and prosperity.

Audio Economic Potential of a Free and Open Internet

The present,multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance helps to protect fundamental freedoms online and promote continuous innovation.

Audio Future Course of Central Asia

From the beginning, the United States has sought to assist Central Asia’s development, promoting the ideals of democracy and free markets.

Audio Moving Forward Together in the Americas

Discussions between leaders meeting April 10 and 11 in Panama City will be more than about issues of diplomatic import, but also of practical matters that affect the people of the hemisphere in tangible ways in their day-to-day lives.

Audio Unlocking Central Asia's Potential

The United States believes that because stronger regional ties tend to accelerate economic growth, Central Asia’s future lies in creating regional markets.

Audio Pan-Asian Connectivity

The United States remains a strong partner in bringing the countries of South and Central Asia together economically.

Audio Partnership Promoting Prosperity in Africa

Public-private partnership mobilizes the knowledge, expertise and resources of leading public and private institutions to encourage and enhance technology and innovation.

Audio Prosperous Egypt Good for Regional Stability

In an effort to make Egypt more attractive to investors, President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi launched significant reforms to kick-start the economy and improve the business climate.

Audio Investing in Tunisia

"The next step – economic reform – is essential if the revolution is to fulfill the ambitions of the Tunisian people."

Audio A Plan for Progress in the Northern Triangle

Initiative seeks to work with the private sector and civil society to boost economic growth.

Audio The Importance Of The TPP

The United States is a Pacific Rim nation and, as such, its prosperity and security are increasingly linked to the Asia-Pacific region.

Audio Developing New Trade Routes in Central Asia

We encourage all regional partners to continue to diversify and expand the trade and transport routes, and to build economic growth throughout the region.