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  • Charting a Course for Robust Private Sector Engagement

    MCC Advisory Council

    MCC’s Advisory Council held its fourth meeting today at MCC headquarters. The gathering brought together Council members with deep subject area expertise representing a variety of U.S. industries to discuss MCC engagement with the business community.

  • Shaping the Next Generation of Georgian and U.S. STEM Leaders

    SDSU-Georgia student

    Through an innovative partnership with San Diego State University, MCC’s Georgia Compact is shaping the next generation of Georgian and U.S. science, technology, engineering and math leaders. Here, we meet three of these students.

  • Mapping Freetown’s Water Pipes to Improve Service Delivery

    Technician Dennis Koroma maps water pipes, many of them exposed, in Freetown, Sierra Leone. As part of MCC’s Sierra Threshold Program, technicians like Dennis are helping to provide a more accurate understanding of the city’s water distribution system, which will enable the Government of Sierra Leone to more efficiently address service delivery problems.

    MCC’s investments are helping the Government of Sierra Leone to map Freetown’s water system, a critical first step in efforts to improve service delivery to the capital’s residents.

  • Driving Home the Point: Lessons from MCC’s Roads Projects

    The 93km stretch of road from Sarateni to Soroca, rehabilitated under MCC's Moldova Compact, is in use and being enjoyed by travelers.

    MCC uses independent evaluations of its investments to achieve development results. MCC’s Investments in Roads, the latest in our Principles into Practice series, analyzes the agency’s road investments in 16 compacts. Here, we highlight two of those lessons.

  • Women Sea Salt Producers in Indonesia Cooperate to Seize New Economic Opportunities

    Sea salt producers work on clearing mud from salt fields in Lombok, Indonesia. As part of MCC’s Indonesia Compact, cooperatives are helping salt producers like these achieve greater bargaining power, economies of scale, diversification and open new markets. A greater sense of ownership and increased cooperation has incentivized salt producers to invest more time and resources to expand production.

    MCC’s investments are empowering women sea salt producers in Indonesia with improvements in technology, production and marketing to invest in their families’ financial future.

  • Engaging the Private Sector for Development Results in Indonesia

    Millennium Challenge Account-Indonesia CEO Bonaria Siahaan (left) and MCC Advisory Council Member Nilmini Rubin (right) pose at the Jakarta offices of the local entity implementing MCC’s Indonesia Compact. MCC-funded projects are engaging the private sector in the cocoa production and other industries to achieve better development results.

    MCC Advisory Council Member Nilmini Rubin writes about the wide-ranging engagement with the private sector in the cocoa production and other industries as part of MCC’s Indonesia Compact.

  • New Opportunities in Benin: A Call for Proposals

    Solar panels on the roof of a health facility in Tanzania.

    MCC’s compact with the Government of Benin reached a milestone this week with the launch of the first call for projects for the Off-Grid Clean Energy Facility.

  • A Nigérien Entrepreneur Finds Her Niche in Camel Milk

    Entrepreneur Wouro Habsatou Aboubacar (left) and MCC Administrative Assistant Abderahamane Diallo (right) pose at Habsatou’s camel ranch near the Youri village in Niger. Habsatou is a potential beneficiary of MCC’s Niger Compact.

    Entrepreneur Wouro Habsatou Aboubacar, who runs a camel ranch outside of Niamey, Niger, is a potential beneficiary of MCC’s $437 million compact to strengthen Niger’s vital agricultural sector.

  • Land Rights Open Economic Opportunities in Cabo Verde

    Manuel Gomes holds his newly acquired land title outside his home on the island of Maio, Cabo Verde. Mr. Gomes was able to obtain his title as a result of investments made as part of the MCC-Cabo Verde Compact that helped clarify land rights across the island nation.

    As part of the MCC-Cabo Verde Compact, the agency supported the Government of Cabo Verde in transforming the land management sector to establish a single, reliable source of land rights to facilitate private investment across the islands.

  • Dispatch from Kosovo

    Congressman Eliot Engel of New York addresses audience at the launch of the Millennium Foundation Kosovo, a Kosovo-led entity established by the Government of Kosovo to implement MCC’s new $49 million Kosovo Threshold Program, on November 14 in Pristina, Kosovo.

    MCC COO Jonathan Nash and Congressman Eliot Engel of New York were in Pristina for the launch of the Millennium Foundation Kosovo, a Kosovo-led entity that will implement MCC’s new $49 million Kosovo Threshold Program.

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