Video Archive

Videos are grouped by year, then listed by date, descending.

2014 Video
Date Title Description
10/17/2014 Tourism brings change to Namibian conservancy

MCC’s Tourism Project is helping improve life on the #Khoadi//Hoas conservancy in northern Namibia by drawing tourists to the southern African nation and equipping communities with the means to profit from the travelers and create jobs at the local level—all while conserving Namibia’s precious wildlife. Listen to the conservancy manager describe how the community is drawing outside investment to create jobs and income for its residents.

08/05/2014 Ghana Power Compact Signing Ceremony

On August 5, 2014, in a ceremony at the U.S. Department of State, MCC signed a $498.2 million compact with the Government of Ghana to transform the country’s power sector by investing in projects focused on distribution, energy efficiency and renewable energy.

06/10/2014 Message from Millennium Challenge Corporation’s new CEO Dana J. Hyde

In her first message to stakeholders, Millennium Challenge Corporation’s new CEO Dana J. Hyde discusses the importance of MCC’s mission and work as the agency begins its second decade.

04/25/2014 Empowering Women in Emerging Markets: Achieving Real Results

On April 17, 2014, MCC hosted senior officials from MCA-Cabo Verde, the Clinton Foundation, Vital Voices Global Partnership, Standard Bank of South Africa, Goldman Sachs, Fortune Magazine, and Devex for a conversation on empowering women as drivers, not beneficiaries, of economic growth.

04/08/2014 Reflections on MCC: Chris Williams

“What gets me out of bed every morning is that I know the work we’re doing is improving the lives of literally millions of people around the world.” Chris Williams, Director, Investment and Risk Management Division.

04/08/2014 Reflections on MCC: Jennifer Witriol

“I would hope that [in the next 10 years]… we stay innovative, lean, and look at new ideas and ways of doing business… where we can still make a difference.” Jennifer Witriol, Associate Director, Department of Policy and Evaluation, on MCC’s future.

04/08/2014 Reflections on MCC: Reuben Turner

“We’ve already seen [MCC’s] progress, even in the five years I’ve been here. It would be really good to see that progress continue for the next 10 years and even further than 10 years.” Reuben Turner, MCC Support Service Specialist, Office Services.

03/31/2014 Town Hall Meeting, March 2014

On March 28, 2014, MCC hosted a town hall meeting with topics of discussion including Power Africa, MCC collaboration with PEPFAR, and an update on water and sanitation investments in Zambia.

03/18/2014 CEO speaks to Devex about gender equality

Watch this brief video of MCC CEO Daniel Yohannes discuss MCC’s gender equality work and hear his first-hand stories from the field. For more information, visit Devex’s “How to mainstream gender in foreign aid: Lessons from MCC” page. (Video courtesy of Devex.)

03/18/2014 Women in Leadership: Marivic Añonuevo, MCA Philippines

MCA-Philippines CEO Marivic Añonuevo discusses the strides women have made through the emphasis placed on gender equality in MCC-funded programs. Women have taken leadership positions in their communities and gained new skills for better employment.

03/18/2014 Women in Leadership: Susan Banda, MCA Malawi

“Speak up, participate and be part of the process!” These words of advice are offered to young Malawian women by MCA-Malawi CEO Susan Banda, who advises women to set goals for themselves and learn as much as they can about their chosen career paths.

01/29/2014 Reflections on MCC: Alicia Phillips Mandaville

“MCC has had an impact on the way people think about governance and the way people measure governance.” Alicia Phillips Mandaville, Managing Director, Department of Policy and Evaluation, on MCC’s impact on the global approach to delivering foreign aid.

01/29/2014 Reflections on MCC: Jonathan Bloom

“The notion of the mission… is what motivates everyone. It’s the most mission-driven place I’ve ever seen.” – Jonathan Bloom, Deputy Vice President, Compact Implementation for Africa, sharing his reflections on MCC’s 10th anniversary.

01/29/2014 Reflections on MCC: Melvin Williams

“The way we select our partners, the role we play in selecting them and implement these compacts… attracts a broad array of talented individuals.” Melvin Williams, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, on the people who’ve played a role at MCC.

2013 Video
Date Title Description
12/16/2013 Town Hall Meeting, December 2013

On December 10, 2013 MCC’s Board of Directors met to determine countries selected for fiscal year (FY) 2014. Watch video of MCC’s public town hall which discussed country selection and the Board’s decisions.

11/12/2013 Mongolia Compact Closeout Video

The Mongolia Compact is already making a difference in the everyday lives of people across the country. Watch beneficiaries describe how MCC helped install energy-efficient stoves in gers, provide vocational and technical education to help students find work in a growing economy, pave a road to link key markets, formalize land holdings, and work to make improve the health of all Mongolians.

09/18/2013 MCC Quarterly Town Hall Meeting, September 2013

On September 13, 2013, MCC hosted a town hall meeting with topics of discussion including open data and transparency, status of the proposed compact with El Salvador, and key results from completed compacts in Lesotho, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, and Tanzania.

08/16/2013 Georgia Compact II Signing Ceremony

On July 26, 2013, in a signing ceremony at the Parliament Library in Tbilisi, Georgia, MCC signed a compact with Georgia to improve the quality of education in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.

08/13/2013 MCC Quarterly Town Hall Meeting, June 2013

On June 27, 2013, MCC hosted a town hall meeting with topics of discussion including the Board’s approval of a new compact with Georgia, which focuses on increasing the quality of human capital by investing in science and technology education and workforce development.

07/02/2013 Gateway to Opportunity: Connecting Africa

At MCC’s first of three events in its Gateway to Opportunity series, a moderated panel discussed on the role of U.S. energy companies in Africa. Panelists included:

  • Eric Pike, CEO, Pike Electric Corporation
  • Patrick Hennelly, CEO, Weldy/Lamont Associates, Inc.
  • Martin Edlund, CEO, Malaria No More
  • Steven Kaufmann, Chief of Staff, Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Moderator: Mark Green, CEO, Initiative for Global Development

MCC’s Gateway to Opportunity Summer Series is a forum for U.S. companies to identify business opportunities in MCC partner countries.

07/02/2013 Powering Tanzania

Watch a video about ESB International’s work to connect electricity to Zanzibar as part of the Energy Sector Project in MCC’s Tanzania Compact. (Video courtesy of ESB International.)

05/10/2013 Safeguarding the health of Basotho communities

MCA-Lesotho produced this video to show how Lesotho and MCC are working together to ensure that the risks associated with hazardous materials are mitigated by sustainable procedures for safe disposal.

05/01/2013 This is MCC

MCC is advancing American values and interests by reducing global poverty through economic growth. The MCC model fulfills this mission by focusing on policy reforms, economic growth opportunities that deliver tangible results and shared learning on what is and is not working. This approach makes development assistance more effective, improves the lives of the world’s poor and creates the markets of the future, with whom companies can do business and trade.

04/29/2013 2013 Forum on Global Development Video

MCC’s 2013 Forum on Global Development offers a unique occasion for visionaries and practitioners in international development to meet, exchange ideas and honor outstanding individuals for their work on gender integration, investment and innovation. For more information, visit www.mcc.gov/forum-2013

04/18/2013 Tanzania Compact Closeout Video

MCC’s investments will help Tanzanians address the inadequate transportation network by improving roads that will increase commerce and help connect communities with markets, schools and health clinics; improve the reliability and quality of electric power and extend electricity service; and increase the availability and reliability of potable water for domestic and commercial use.

04/01/2013 Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves of Cape Verde discusses MCC

Showcasing the importance of U.S. partnerships and engagement with emerging African democracies, MCC hosted a private discussion with President Koroma of Sierra Leone, President Sall of Senegal, President Banda of Malawi, and Prime Minister Neves of Cape Verde, 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.

04/01/2013 President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone discusses MCC

Showcasing the importance of U.S. partnerships and engagement with emerging African democracies, MCC hosted a private discussion with President Koroma of Sierra Leone, President Sall of Senegal, President Banda of Malawi, and Prime Minister Neves of Cape Verde, 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.

04/01/2013 MCC Quarterly Town Hall Meeting, March 2013

On Monday, March 18, 2013, MCC hosted a town hall meeting with topics of discussion including the Honduras Threshold Program and MCC investments in water and sanitation.

02/14/2013 Voices from the Field: Five Mongolian Women

Discover how five women—a herder, a single mom, a store owner, a doctor, and a textile worker—are benefiting from MCC’s $284 million compact with Mongolia. Hear them describe how they live and how the compact has directly improved their lives.

01/30/2013 MCA-Philippines Overview

The Philippines-MCC partnership is uplifting the lives of Filipinos through economic growth. The $434 million investment in roads, community projects and a tax administration overhaul is paving the way for a hopeful future that has Filipinos excited.

2012 Video
Date Title Description
12/24/2012 MCC Quarterly Town Hall Meeting, December 2012

On Thursday, December 20, 2012, MCC hosted a town hall meeting with topics of discussion including MCC’s annual selection of countries eligible for compacts and Threshold Programs.

11/30/2012 Lesotho Electronic Medical Records

About 23 percent of Lesotho’s population is infected with HIV/AIDS, one of the highest prevalence rates in the world. In response, MCC has invested $122 million in health infrastructure and to strengthen Lesotho’s health systems. A major portion of the Health Sector Project focuses on rehabilitating 138 health centers across the country, all of which play a pivotal role in providing primary health care to local communities. MCC’s investments leverage those from other donor and U.S. Government programs, including the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Program officer Marcel Ricou shows us how MCC and the Government of Lesotho are working together to combat HIV/AIDS.

11/30/2012 Lesotho Health Clinics

About 23 percent of Lesotho’s population is infected with HIV/AIDS, one of the highest prevalence rates in the world. In response, MCC has invested $122 million in health infrastructure and to strengthen Lesotho’s health systems. A major portion of the Health Sector Project focuses on rehabilitating 138 health centers across the country, all of which play a pivotal role in providing primary health care to local communities. MCC’s investments leverage those from other donor and U.S. Government programs, including the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Program officer Marcel Ricou shows us how MCC and the Government of Lesotho are working together to combat HIV/AIDS.

11/27/2012 Secretary Clinton Visits MCC

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited MCC on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 to meet with staff and discuss the agency’s role as a key part of the U.S. foreign policy agenda, where diplomacy and development are elevated alongside defense as part of a smart power framework.

10/15/2012 Holding Ourselves Accountable for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Panel Discussion

This video of MCC’s event on the margins of the 2012 UN General Assembly included a panel discussion of how governments, donors and the private sector are working to be accountable for gender equality and the empowerment of women. The participants offered examples of challenges, successes and ways in which various sectors and institutions can work together to achieve these benchmarks of human progress.

With:

  • Ms. Cassandra Butts, Senior Advisor, MCC
  • Dr. Virginia Seitz, Senior Director for Social and Gender Assessment, MCC
  • Dr. Teresa Cooper, Principal, Deloitte Consulting
  • Ms. Elizabeth Drew, Director for Human Rights and Gender, National Security Council
  • 10/12/2012 Holding Ourselves Accountable for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

    It is widely recognized that gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are critical for sustainable political, economic and social development. Most governments and development institutions, as well as the private sector, acknowledge this in commitments, policies and programming. However, practical challenges to implementation still exist.

    This video of MCC’s event on the margins of the 2012 UN General Assembly included discussion of how governments, donors and the private sector are working to be accountable for gender equality and the empowerment of women. The participants offered examples of challenges, successes and ways in which various sectors and institutions can work together to achieve these benchmarks of human progress.

    With:

    • H.E. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia
    • H.E. President Joyce Banda of Malawi

    Moderated by

    • Ms. Kathy Calvin, CEO, UN Foundation
    09/24/2012 Tanzania’s Path to Development

    Watch Tanzanian President Jakaya M. Kikwete explore his country’s path toward economic development and his strategies for combating corruption and building institutional capacity. (Video courtesy CSIS.org.)

    09/17/2012 El Salvador Compact Closeout Video

    Learn how MCC’s $461 million compact with El Salvador helped provide clean water, electricity, sanitation, teacher training and student scholarships. And watch first-hand accounts of how this grant helped achieve this and a decades-long dream of completing the Northern Transnational Highway, which opens access to the country’s Northern Zone, improving opportunity and promoting economic growth.

    07/01/2012 MCC Quarterly Town Hall Meeting, July 2012

    Hear updates from the June 2012 Board of Directors meeting about the Malawi and Mali compacts from MCC CEO Daniel Yohannes followed by a panel conversation.

    05/04/2012 MCC Forum on Global Development

    MCC’s inaugural Forum on Global Development offers a unique occasion for visionaries and practitioners in international development to meet, exchange ideas and honor three outstanding individuals for their work on gender integration, investment and innovation. For more information, visit www.mcc.gov/forum

    04/26/2012 2012 MCC Forum Next Generation Award: Jonny Dorsey

    Jonny Dorsey is a northern California native who co-founded two international NGOs: FACE AIDS and the Global Health Corps. FACE AIDS, a student campaign to fight HIV/AIDS, was founded in 2005 when, as a Stanford University undergraduate, Dorsey traveled to Zambia to volunteer in a refugee camp.

    04/26/2012 2012 MCC Forum Corporate Award: Visa Inc

    Visa provides free financial literacy programs to millions around the world with a goal to reach 20 million people worldwide by May 2013—a commitment it announced at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in 2009. In 2011, Visa and the Government of Rwanda announced a Charter of Collaboration to develop localized solutions to extend access to financial services to citizens throughout the country. Visa also supports some of the world’s leading nongovernmental organizations, such as joining with the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Australian Agency for International Development to support the GSMA mWomen Program and its goal to reduce the mobile phone gender gap and improve women’s access to life-enhancing financial services.

    04/26/2012 2012 MCC Forum Country Commitment Award: MCA-Mongolia

    MCA-Mongolia has demonstrated a commitment to gender integration across a wide range of operational areas, including program implementation, communications and monitoring and evaluation. It conducted gender trainings with its program implementation units and contractors and established points of contact on gender issues in each such unit. Through quarterly meetings, MCA-Mongolia tracks progress on gender integration, and programmatic interventions have been designed more effectively as a result.

    03/27/2012 Quarterly Town Hall Meeting, March 2012

    Watch the overview of the March MCC Board meeting, including the proposed Zambia Compact and its water and sanitation project, the status of the Malawi Compact and a revised Threshold Program with Niger.

    03/26/2012 Quenching the Global Thirst: Challenges and Opportunities in Improving Access to Water & Sanitation

    Watch a discussion of innovative approaches to improving access to clean water and sanitation.

    02/15/2012 MCC and Indonesia: Investing in Innovation for Sustainable Economic Growth

    Watch a discussion of MCC’s Indonesia Compact and its clean energy, child health, and procurement reform initiatives.

    01/04/2012 Compact Signing Ceremony with Indonesia

    On Nov. 18, 2011, MCC signed a five-year, $600 million compact with Indonesia to reduce poverty through economic growth. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and MCC CEO Daniel Yohannes participated in the signing ceremony in Bali, Indonesia.

    01/03/2012 Quarterly Town Hall Meeting, Dec. 2011

    Topics of discussion at this town hall include an overview of the December MCC Board meeting, MCC’s annual selection of compact-eligible countries, Cape Verde’s proposed second compact, and updates from the field.

    2011 Video
    Date Title Description
    12/13/2011 Putting Principles into Practice: Lessons from MCC on Country Ownership

    Watch a discussion about country ownership with MCC and Oxfam America: How effective has it been, what lessons have we learned, and what do partner countries have to say about it?

    11/29/2011 Catalyzing Economic Growth in Latin America: New approaches to regional aid effectiveness

    Co-hosted by MCC and the Council of the Americas with keynote remarks by Asst. Secretary of State Jose Fernandez, this event focused on aid effectiveness in Latin America through the lens of private sector development, including lessons learned from the region.

    10/24/2011 A Conversation with President Kufuor, Daniel Yohannes, and David Beckmann

    On Oct. 19, 2011, President Kufuor, MCC CEO Daniel Yohannes, and David Beckmann discussed the challenges and opportunities involved in improving food security and generating economic growth in Africa.

    10/20/2011 MCA-Benin: Benin Compact Closeout Video

    Discover how MCC’s $307 million compact with Benin addressed obstacles to economic growth by expanding a major port, promoting land security, improving access to capital and creating a more efficient judicial system.

    10/09/2011 Post-Board of Directors September 2011 Meeting Town Hall

    On Oct. 4, 2011 MCC hosted a public town hall meeting to discuss the outcomes of the September 2011 Board of Directors meeting, including updates to MCC’s selection indicators, the proposed Indonesia Compact, Tunisia’s eligibility for a Threshold Program and results from Armenia.

    08/18/2011 Albania: Civil Society Engagement

    One of the components of the Albania Threshold Program, Stage II program aimed to strengthen civil society engagement in Albania.

    08/18/2011 Albania: E-government

    The Albania Threshold Program, Stage II developed e-government solutions to support greater transparency and accountability in Albania’s public administration.

    08/18/2011 Albania: Tax Administration

    One of the components of the Albania Threshold Program II improved the transparency and efficiency of Albania’s tax administration.

    08/18/2011 Albania: Licensing and Registration

    The Albania Threshold Programs established Albania’s National Business Registration (NRC) and Licensing Centers (NLC), as well as regional offices throughout the country. The one-stop-shops make it easier for businesses to register their businesses.

    08/17/2011 BBC World News Story on Malawi Protests

    On Monday, August 15, 2011, BBC World News ran this story on the recent protests in Malawi. Video courtesy of BBC World News.

    06/29/2011 MCA-Nicaragua Compact Closeout Video

    Discover how MCC’s $113.5 million compact with Nicaragua rehabilitated roadways, helped set up successful rural businesses and improved the legalization of urban and rural property titles in the Department of León.

    06/28/2011 Post-Board of Directors June 2011 Meeting Public Outreach Meeting

    On June 24, 2011, MCC held an event to provide an overview of the quarterly MCC Board of Directors meeting. Topics includde an update on policy reform initiatives, compact operations highlights and reinstatement of the Niger Threshold Program.

    06/08/2011 CEO Interview on ‘Good Morning Namibia’

    MCC CEO Daniel W. Yohannes is be interviewed by Good Morning Namibia Host Kazembire Zemburuka.

    06/08/2011 Oshikulufitu Combined School Student

    In June 2011 MCC CEO Daniel Yohannes met with students in Namibia who study in new schools funded by MCC’s Namibia Compact. The education project includes infrastructure improvements, institutional strengthening, and policy reform to ensure sustainable results.

    06/06/2011 Video Blog: Oshikulufitu Combined School Visit

    MCC is supporting expansion and renovations to this school and has also provided textbooks in the English, math and science. MCC CEO Daniel W. Yohannes toured the school site and saw both the expansion and renovation activities. He also visited a classroom to observe the textbooks in use, a cultural presentation by students and a short discussion with the Regional Director of Education, the Principal, faculty, school administrators, local elected officials and local community representatives.

    06/02/2011 U.S. Department of State Foreign Press Center Briefing on AGOA

    On June 2, the Washington Foreign Press Center hosted a press briefing with Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Johnnie Carson, Deputy Vice President of Compact Operations for the Millennium Challenge Corporation Andrew Mayock, and Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for African Affairs Florie Liser to discuss the upcoming 2011 AGOA Forum and the U.S. government’s efforts to reauthorize the act.

    05/31/2011 Investing in Africa’s Emerging Markets

    MCC’s CEO Daniel W. Yohannes sits down with Daniel Runde, Director of the CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development, to discuss the MCC model.

    05/24/2011 MCC CEO Daniel Yohannes Delivers Keynote Address at State Department Global Diaspora Forum

    Daniel W. Yohannes, MCC’s CEO, delivered a keynote address on May 18, 2011, the second day of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Global Diaspora Forum at the U.S. Department of State.

    The three-day event is bringing together over 300 leaders from diaspora communities around the United States with the goal of strengthening collaboration and engagement among those communities, civil society organizations, the private sector, and public institutions.

    04/08/2011 MCG (MCA-Georgia) Closeout: Energy Infrastructure Rehabilitation

    The Energy Rehabilitation Activity, as part of the Regional Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project in MCC’s Georgia Compact, repaired the north-south gas pipeline, which is the sole transmission line transporting gas to Georgia.

    04/08/2011 MCG (MCA-Georgia) Closeout: Agribusiness Development Activity

    As part of the Enterprise Development Project with MCC’s Georgia Compact, the Agribusiness Development Activity provided technical assistance and grants to farmers and agribusinesses in critical value chains that supplied agricultural products to the domestic market or have export capacity.

    04/08/2011 MCG (MCA-Georgia) Closeout: Georgia Regional Development Fund

    Discover how the Georgia Development Fund, as part of MCC’s $395 million compact with the country, assisted in the rehabilitation of municipal water and sewage systems providing clean and sustainable water supplies in rural areas.

    04/08/2011 MCG (MCA-Georgia) Closeout: Regional Infrastructure Development

    As part of MCC’s $395 million Georgia Compact, the Regional Infrastructure Development Project provided assistance to small and medium sized enterprises within the agribusiness and tourism industries, creating jobs and introducing best practices.

    04/08/2011 MCG (MCA-Georgia) Closeout: Samtskhe-Javakheti Road Rehabilitation

    The Samtskhe-Javakheti Road Rehabilitation project, aimed at constructing 224 kilometers of strategically and economically important roads, connects the poorest region of Georgia to the capital city.

    04/08/2011 MCG (MCA-Georgia) Closeout: President Mikheil Saakashvili

    Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia, explains how MCC’s Compact with Georgia has impacted the country and how it laid the groundwork for future economic growth.

    03/28/2011 Post-Board of Directors March 2011 Meeting Public Outreach Meeting

    On March 24, 2011, MCC CEO Daniel Yohannes hosted a public event following the March Board of Directors meeting to discuss the meeting. The meeting also featured a panel discussion on MCC’s results framework, a new private-sector and NGO engagement initiative and a Results Spotlight on the compact closeouts in Georgia and Vanuatu.

    03/21/2011 Introduction of First Lady Michelle Obama by Aissatou Diallo, an MCC beneficiary

    MCC welcomed Aissatou Diallo and Fatimata Yanta, two young participants in the BRIGHT 2 schools project in Burkina Faso, to Washington D.C. to attend a White House reception hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. They were joined by Burkina Faso Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Board Member, Madeleine Sorgo Ouangraoua, a leader and advocate for women in that country. Aissatou, 11-years-old, was honored to introduce the First Lady at the event where she discussed her life in Burkina Faso and her success in school as a result of the BRIGHT 2 project.

    01/06/2011 Post-Board of Directors January 2011 Public Outreach Meeting

    MCC CEO Daniel W. Yohannes discussed actions of the Board and recent activities at MCC, and introduced new MCC Board member Ambassador Mark Green.

    01/05/2011 Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony between MCC and the U.N. World Food Program

    MCC Chief Executive Officer Daniel W. Yohannes joined United Nations World Food Program (WFP) Executive Director Josette Sheeran to sign a memorandum of understanding today to scale up MCC’s and WFP’s global economic growth, poverty alleviation, and food security efforts.

    2010 Video
    Date Title Description
    12/10/2010 Doing Business with MCC, Part 2

    On Dec. 2, 2010, MCC hosted an event designed to provide firms with an understanding of the MCC procurement model and to provide MCC with feedback and recommendations from firms interested in working with MCC, including a panel on “Doing Business with MCC: Experiences from the Private Sector.” Panelists included MCC officials and representatives of firms working with MCC.

    Part 1 of 2 contains the overview of the MCC procurement model and the Q&A session. Part 2 contains the “Doing Business with MCC: Experiences from the Private Sector” panel.

    12/10/2010 Doing Business with MCC, Part 1

    On Dec. 2, 2010, MCC hosted an event designed to provide firms with an understanding of the MCC procurement model and to provide MCC with feedback and recommendations from firms interested in working with MCC, including a panel on “Doing Business with MCC: Experiences from the Private Sector.” Panelists included MCC officials and representatives of firms working with MCC.

    Part 1 of 2 contains the overview of the MCC procurement model and the Q&A session. Part 2 contains the “Doing Business with MCC: Experiences from the Private Sector” panel.

    11/24/2010 MCA-Cape Verde: We are building the future

    This video was produced by MCA-Cape Verde for the closeout of Cape Verde’s compact.

    11/08/2010 Accomplishments in Armenia

    MCA-Armenia highlights the programs and positive outcomes from the $235 million grant provided by the American citizens.

    11/08/2010 Accomplishments in Armenia (in Armenian)

    MCA-Armenia highlights the programs and positive outcomes from the $235 million grant provided by the American citizens. (The audio in this video is in Armenian)

    11/04/2010 MCC in the Field: A Breakfast Discussion and Meet & Greet with MCC Resident Country Directors

    On Nov. 3, 2010 MCC held a meet-and-greet event with MCC’s Resident Country Directors. During the formal program, several directors reported on progress to date and answered questions on the MCC-MCA process. All directors were available for discussion at the beginning and end of the event. This video is of the formal program

    10/25/2010 Compact Signing Ceremony with Jordan

    On Oct. 25, 2010, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation Chief Executive Officer Daniel Yohannes and Jordan’s Minister of Water and Irrigation Mohammad Najjar signed a $275.1 million compact to reduce poverty through economic growth in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nassar Judeh witnessed the compact signing at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC.

    10/25/2010 MCA-Nicaragua on Gender Integration in its Compact

    MCA-Nicaragua explains the importance, value and benefit of gender integration in its compact program.

    10/01/2010 Voices from the Field: Edras Mateo in Honduras

    Edras Mateo lives in Belen Gualcho, a town of about 18,000 residents in the Ocotepeque province in western Honduras.  He is one of 122 program farmers in Belen Gualcho (out of 471 program farmers in Ocotepeque) who are receiving an integrated package of training that involves crop management, business skills, marketing, and post-harvest handling under the MCC-funded Rural Development Project.  Edras and the majority of the farmers who have been trained are examples of MCC’s commitment to sustainably increase the profitability of men and women involved in agriculture.

    09/24/2010 Compact Signing Ceremony with the Philippines

    On Sept. 23, 2010, MCC Chief Executive Officer Daniel Yohannes and Philippine Secretary of Finance Cesar Purisima signed a five-year economic development compact granting $434 million to the Philippines for investments in roads, community development projects, and improvements to the country’s Bureau of Internal Revenue.  U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino III presided at the signing held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

    09/22/2010 Private Sector Role in Sustainable Development

    On Monday Sept. 20, 2010, MCC hosted a reception that brought together leaders from small- and medium-sized businesses, donors, the U.S. Government, and foreign governments to share ideas on ways in which we can partner to deliver sustainable solutions to the developing world.

    09/21/2010 Gender Integration in Practice

    The path towards empowering women and girls requires a clear understanding of how gender differences and inequalities have shaped their lives and opportunities. Please join us in a discussion of the challenges and opportunities we face as a donor community in achieving gender integration. The discussion will focus on areas that have been identified as requirements for successful gender integration: leadership, mandate, capacity, resources and accountability.

    06/17/2010 Resettlement Along Honduras’ CA-5 North Highway

    The Honduras Compact’s Transportation Project included an improved CA-5 North Highway, but required resettling many people whose homes were along the highway. Learn how MCA-Honduras and MCC worked with famlies along the roadway to bring new homes, schools and basic services to those resettled. This video was produced by MCA-Honduras.

    04/23/2010 Gender and Sustainable Development

    In Lesotho, adult married women had the legal status of children and there was no movement on the “Married Persons Equality Bill” despite six years of effort. Watch this video to see how MCC helped move this bill through Lesotho’s legislature.

    01/22/2010 Compact Signing Ceremony with Moldova

    On Jan. 22, 2010, MCC and Moldova signed a five-year economic development agreement granting $262 million to Moldova for investment projects in irrigation infrastructure, high-value agricultural production, and road rehabilitation. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Prime Minister Vladimir Filat of Moldova presided at the signing held at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.

    2009 Video
    Date Title Description
    12/10/2009 Post-Board of Directors December 2009 Meeting Public Outreach Meeting

    Watch remarks from recently confirmed MCC Chief Executive Officer Daniel W. Yohannes. Mr. Yohannes will discuss actions of the MCC Board of Directors. Following Mr. Yohannes’ remarks, a panel of MCC officials will provide further detail on FY 2010 selection and updates on country programs.

    11/05/2009 Voices from the Field: Motlalane Malehlohonolo, MCA-Lesotho Public Outreach Officer

    Motlalane Malehlohonolo, MCA-Lesotho Public Outreach Officer, talks about why the Compact with Lesotho is important.

    10/27/2009 Interview with MCC’s Resident Country Director in Morocco

    Meet Muneera Salem-Murdock, MCC’s Resident Country Director in Morocco.

    09/16/2009 Compact Signing Ceremony with Senegal

    On September 16, 2009, MCC and the Republic of Senegal signed a five-year poverty reduction compact granting $540 million for road rehabilitation and food security initiatives in some of the poorest regions of Senegal.  U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal presided at the signing held at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.

    09/16/2009 Outreach Meeting for the Senegal Compact Signing Ceremony

    Video of the outreach meeting held after the Senegal Compact signing ceremony.

    09/16/2009 Monitoring and Evaluation on mcc.gov

    Learn more about how MCC remains committed to transparency by posting—and updating quarterly—its monitoring and evaluation information on mcc.gov.

    07/29/2009 MCC and Global Health Initiatives: Paving the Road to Healthy Lives

    MCC and the Global Health Council hosted a public forum on July 29, 2009 to discuss the critical need to provide access to health care for the world’s poor, in part by building safe infrastructure such as roads, bridges, and health clinics.

    07/07/2009 A Ghanaian Working Mother’s Story

    Meet Barbara Ayisa, a farmer in Affumkrom, Ghana. Barbara is one of over 16,750 farmers who have been trained in sustainable farming and business enterprise through an MCC-funded program.

    Barbara explains how her community’s participation in the $241.5 million training program, implemented by Ghana’s Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), has improved her own life and those of other women in Affumkrom.

    07/01/2009 MCC in Africa

    A brief introduction to the Millennium Challenge Corporation and its efforts to reduce poverty throughout Africa.

    05/28/2009 ‘A Vision for Africa’: Recognizing Africa Day 2009

    Video of MCC’s special event commemorating Africa Day 2009 where speakers addressed important issues the continent is facing in this time of global economic crisis, including constraints to growth in the region as well as promising trends for the future and a vision for the years ahead.

    04/13/2009 MCC in the Americas

    A brief introduction to the Millennium Challenge Corporation and its efforts to reduce poverty throughout the Americas.

    04/06/2009 Why Americans Care About the World’s Poor

    Views from MCC’s private sector board members.

    03/24/2009 Post-Board Public Outreach Meeting, March 24, 2009

    Video of the post-Board of Directors outreach meeting on March 24, 2009.

    2008 Video
    Date Title Description
    11/13/2008 The Housing Crisis that No One is Talking About: Secure Land Tenure and Poverty Reduction

    MCC and Habitat for Humanity International discuss the importance of land tenure and its links to global poverty reduction and economic growth.

    07/28/2008 Compact Signing Ceremony with Namibia

    At a signing ceremony on July 28, 2008 in the Windhoek, Namibia, MCC and the Director General of the Namibian National Planning Commission (NPC) signed a $304.5 million poverty reduction grant. The signing was witnessed by the Right Honorable Nahas Angula, Prime Minister of Namibia, Dennise Mathieu, United States Ambassador to Namibia and a number of Namibian and US officials and stakeholders. The five-year Compact will help strengthen access to and quality of Namibia’s education and training sector, increase   productivity of farm enterprises in communal rural areas and promote growth in Namibia’s tourism industry.

    07/14/2008 Compact Signing Ceremony with Burkina Faso

    On July 14, 2008 in a signing ceremony at the State Department’s Benjamin Franklin room, MCC and Burkina Faso signed a $480.9 million poverty reduction grant.

    04/02/2008 Poverty Reduction and World Water Day, April 2008

    MCC recognizes World Water Day and the importance of water in development assistance. This public forum highlights MCC’s work to bring sustainable water systems to our compact countries around the world.

    02/18/2008 Compact Signing Ceremony with Tanzania

    On Feb. 18, 2008, MCC and Tanzania signed a $698 million Millennium Challenge grant in a ceremony in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. MCC’s largest compact to date, the program will reduce poverty by increasing household incomes through investments in transportation, energy, and water.

    2007 Video
    Date Title Description
    10/23/2007 Compact Signing Ceremony with Mongolia

    On Oct. 23, 2007, MCC and Mongolia signed a $285 million Compact to alleviate poverty by stimulating economic growth.

    08/31/2007 Compact Signing Ceremony with Morocco

    In a signing ceremony on Aug. 31, 2007 officiated by His Majesty King Mohammed VI in Tetouan, Morocco, MCC and Morocco signed a $697.5 million Compact designed to stimulate sustainable economic growth. During the ceremony, Moroccan Prime Minister Driss Jettou and Ambassador Danilovich delivered remarks.

    07/22/2007 Compact Signing Ceremony with Lesotho

    In a signing ceremony on July 22, 2007 at the U.S. State Department’s Benjamin Franklin room, MCC and Lesotho’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations signed a $363 million Compact designed to reduce poverty by promoting sustainable economic growth. MCC’s Chair, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, officiated and witnessed the signing joined by Lesotho’s Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili.

    07/12/2007 Compact Signing Ceremony with Mozambique

    In a signing ceremony on July 12, 2007 at the U.S. State Department’s Benjamin Franklin room, MCC and Mozambican Minister of Development and Planning signed a $506.9 million Compact designed to reduce poverty in Mozambique by promoting sustainable economic growth. Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte officiated and witnessed the signing joined by Mozambican President Armando Guebuza.

    2006 Video
    Date Title Description
    11/29/2006 Compact Signing Ceremony with El Salvador

    On Nov. 29, 2006 in Washington, DC, MCC and El Salvador signed a $461 million development agreement aimed at reducing poverty in the Central American nation.

    11/13/2006 Compact Signing Ceremony with Mali

    On Nov. 13, 2006 in Washington, DC, the United States and the Republic of Mali signed a $461 million development Compact designed to reduce poverty in the West African nation.

    08/01/2006 Compact Signing Ceremony with Ghana

    On Aug. 1, 2006 in a signing ceremony at the State Department’s Benjamin Franklin room, MCC and Ghana signed a $547 million Compact, or agreement. MCC Chair Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice officiated and witnessed the signing. She was joined by Ghanaian President John Kufuor.

    03/27/2006 Compact Signing Ceremony with Armenia

    On Mar. 26, 2006 in a signing ceremony at the State Department’s Benjamin Franklin room, MCC and Armenia signed a $235.65 million Compact between the two countries. MCC Chair Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice officiated and witnessed the signing. She was joined by Armenia’s Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian.

    02/22/2006 Compact Signing Ceremony with Benin

    On Feb. 22, 2006, MCC signed a five-year, approximately $307 million Compact with the Government of the Republic of Benin. The Program is expected to benefit up to 5 million Beninese, over half of Benin’s population, and lift an estimated 250,000 of its citizens out of poverty by the year 2015.

    2005 Video
    Date Title Description
    07/03/2005 Compact Signing Ceremony with Cape Verde

    On July 3, 2005 in Praia, Cape Verde, the United States, through the Millennium Challenge Corporation, signed an historic five-year Compact in excess of $110 million with the Republic of Cape Verde to support the country’s goal of poverty reduction and economic growth. The Compact will help transform Cape Verde by making sizeable investments in water resources, agricultural productivity, major port and road improvements, and initiatives to promote the private sector, including investment climate and financial sector reforms.