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Investment Relationships, Development Finance, and Monetary Affairs

Protecting U.S. national security while promoting balanced investment relationships, fostering sustainable development, and supporting international financial stability to create prosperity and growth in the U.S. and abroad.

The International Finance and Development (IFD) Division leads the Bureau’s engagement in development finance, investment, and monetary affairs, in cooperation with other U.S. government agencies. We promote prosperity at home and abroad by encouraging sound macroeconomic and fiscal policy, sustainable development in accordance with international standards, private sector growth, good governance, and transparency.

We support foreign investment in the United States and work to develop new markets and stable, transparent investment climates overseas. IFD engages in regional and multilateral fora to promote economic policies that support U.S. economic and foreign policy interests.

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