On March 28, 2013, President Koroma of Sierra Leone, President Sall of Senegal, President Banda of Malawi, and Prime Minister Neves of Cape Verde were invited to the White House to meet President Obama, given the strong partnerships the United States has with these countries based on shared democratic values and interests. These African leaders exemplify a growing commitment throughout sub-Saharan Africa that healthy democratic institutions are key for increasing economic opportunities and expanding trade and investment.
Showcasing the importance of U.S. partnerships and engagement with these emerging African democracies, MCC hosted a private discussion with these leaders alongside other U.S. Government agencies, including the U.S. Agency for International Development, the State Department, the U.S. Trade Representative, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, focusing on concrete ways to spur economic growth, trade and investment in business-friendly enabling environments.
This discussion furthers and builds upon MCC’s relationship with each of these four countries, who are MCC partners in the process of developing or implementing their respective MCC compacts. From profound policy reforms grounded in democratic good governance to strategic development investments that are addressing their most binding constraints to economic growth—while creating a space for private enterprise to flourish and drive such growth—MCC’s unique partnerships with Cape Verde, Malawi, Senegal, and Sierra Leone are each advancing a shared vision for development and prosperity that will change the lives of the poor in sustainable and meaningful ways.
MCC Board of Director’s Selects Sierra Leone to Develop Compact
MCC and Malawi Revitalizing the Power Sector
MCC and Cape Verde Tackle Policy Reform
MCC and Senegal Open Access to Markets
The MCC Effect
The Power of Good Governance
Voices from the Field:
Adrienne S. O'Neal, United States Ambassador to Cape Verde