Helping Those Most In Need

Development investments are more effective and sustainable when they incorporate a country’s own priorities and strengthen governments’accountability to their citizens. To effectively reduce poverty, we must design programs that help countries effectively and equitably deliver public goods and services for all of their people, while also fostering a private sector that can support sustainable development. U.S. investments in development can encourage broad-based economic growth and democratic governance, facilitate the stabilization of countries emerging from crisis or conflict, alleviate poverty, and advance global commitments to the basic welfare and dignity of all humankind.

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