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  • Women Plumbers Aid Jordan’s Water Conservation Effort

    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.

  • Mobilizing Private-Sector Investment to Transform Jordan’s Water System

    As part of the Jordan Compact, MCC’s investment in the expansion of the As-Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant represented the agency’s first large-scale public-private partnership in infrastructure. The facility now treats 70 percent of the nation’s wastewater.

  • Exit Interview with Dana J. Hyde

    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.

  • Seven Lessons Learned from Launching Our First Gender Data Competition

    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.

  • Gender Data Solutions Go Local: Six Innovative Projects from Côte d’Ivoire

    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.

  • Notes from the Field: Promoting Child Health in Indonesia

    More than 8 million children in Indonesia suffer from stunted growth. MCC is investing $134.2 million to reduce stunting in 11 of Indonesia's 34 provinces with integrated sanitation, maternal and child health, and nutrition interventions.

  • Developing Morocco’s Industrial Zones to Spur Investment

    As part of the MCC-Morocco Compact, a $127 million industrial land investment will use public-private partnerships to develop, manage and maintain industrial zones that meet the needs of businesses and attract private investment.

  • Data Collaboratives for Local Impact: A Model for Building Country-Level Capacity to Use Data

    Today is World AIDS Day. MCC and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief are working to empower and enable our country partners to use data to enhance their program results and move us closer to an AIDS-free generation.

  • A Conversation with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

    During a recent visit to MCC, development economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala joined MCC CEO Dana J. Hyde to discuss challenges facing Africa, ensuring inclusive economic growth, and advice for young women when choosing a workplace.

  • Veterans Reflect on Service and Life at MCC

    On November 11, Veterans Day, we honor those who have served and sacrificed for our country. Members of the MCC team share their stories of military service and life at MCC, and reflect on how core military values and skills have influenced their work.