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Betting Big on Renewables

Kazakhstan's response to climate change

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Arm in Arm

Community members unite to get COVID-19 shots in the arms of Tanzanians

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Producing Food in Wartime

A Ukrainian company exports food and creates jobs in the face of Putin's brutal invasion

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Erika’s Journey

Preparing a new generation of Indigenous leaders in the Amazon

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Basrah's Road to Clean Water

How USAID’s support in Iraq helped end a water crisis and restore hope

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Featured Focus Areas

Promoting Global Health

Investments in global health protect Americans at home and abroad, save lives, strengthen fragile states, and promote social and economic progress.

Supporting Global Stability

Advancing democracy and governance helps promote sustainable development and peace around the world.

Providing Humanitarian Assistance

USAID provides timely and effective humanitarian response, bringing disaster relief and lifesaving assistance amidst complex crises.

Catalyzing Innovation and Partnership

The future of international development is enterprise-driven.

Empowering Women and Girls

When women do better, countries do better, communities do better, and families do better.