The Innovation Grants Program in Zambia is engaging partners to develop and implement innovative approaches that will improve access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, and solid waste management services in Lusaka.
MCC’s model inspires policy reform to remove barriers to private investment, and we continue to develop new approaches for attracting private investment in Africa and our partner countries around the world.
MCC champions community-led development, where program ownership and accountability are concentrated at the local level. Read the story of Elsie Lomong-oy, who says that when ordinary citizens make decisions for their communities, accountability is built in.
MCC has invested $10 billion toward lifting people out of poverty, but there is more to do. Join MCC by lending your voice—and your face—to our #EndPoverty social media campaign to mark International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
More than 1 million Zambians are expected to benefit from MCC's $355 million compact, which is designed to help improve city drainage, water and sanitation and the Zambian Government's ongoing efforts at water sector reform.
The next 15 years will require a concerted effort to promote inclusive economic growth that ensures growth continues to improve the lives of the poor. That is a driving focus of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Millennium Challenge Corporation, as part of its five-year, $540 million compact with Senegal, financed the construction of the Ndioum Bridge. As one local teacher put it: "It’s not debatable. This will be a better future for our children."
MCC and MCA-Moldova organized a high-value agriculture investment and trade roundtable this summer to connect Moldovan farmers with businesses from abroad. Participants included U.S. Ambassador James D. Pettit and John Deere representative Dirk Stratmann.