MCC’s investments supported the Government of Cabo Verde as it undertook institutional reforms that are expanding access to and affordability of water and sanitation services to help people lift themselves out of poverty.
In July 2016, MCC signed a $437 million compact with the Government of Niger to improve access to water for agriculture and livestock and expand access to markets. Read a Q&A with MCC Resident Country Director for Niger Kristin Penn.
As part of the MCC-Cabo Verde Compact signed in 2012, MCC is supporting the Government of Cabo Verde in bringing a wastewater plant on the island of Sal online and strengthening the water and sanitation sector to better serve its people.
In January 2017, Jonathan Nash was appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer of MCC. In this interview, Nash talks about his more than 20 years of experience in international development, including more than 10 years at MCC.
Ra’eda and her colleagues, trained as plumbers as part of the MCC-Jordan Compact, are challenging attitudes about women’s professions in Jordan and aiding the country’s water conservation efforts, which are creating new opportunities for economic growth.
MCC’s investment helped the Jordanian Government finance the expansion of the nation’s largest wastewater treatment plant, catalyzing private-sector investment and supporting the government’s ability to provide a much-needed service to its growing population.
During the closing days of the Obama Administration, ONE’s Ian Koski spoke with MCC’s now-former Chief Executive Officer Dana J. Hyde about her time at the agency and why working to reduce global poverty supports U.S. national interests.
Last year, MCC and partners launched TechMousso, a first-of-its-kind open gender data competition held in Côte d’Ivoire. Here are some valuable takeaways from our experience to inform future data competitions.
The TechMousso competition — launched by MCC, Data2X, the World Wide Web Foundation and local partners in Côte d’Ivoire — is a promising example of how empowering communities to use gender data can improve the welfare of and expand opportunities for women.