Blog

  • A Commitment to Data-Driven Investments

    A data-driven approach can reduce waste and expand MCC’s ability to help lift people out of poverty. But to harness data, MCC must be gathering the right data and using the best tools to analyze it

  • Planting Trees in Malawi for a Sustainable Future

    MCC marks Earth Day with a story of how an MCC investment in Malawi helped people living in the Shire River watershed abandon charcoal production to plant and sell tree seedlings. This helps mitigate soil erosion and the sedimentation of the river.

  • NGO Consultations at MCC: Pull Up a Chair

    Since its creation in 2004, MCC has reserved a seat at the table for members of civil society during compact development and implementation. Now, MCC is formalizing this process and actively seeking opportunities for our NGO partners to participate.

  • MCC & Data2X: 7 Lessons from Releasing Our Gender Data

    Data is essential for making evidence-based policy and investment decisions, and smarter investments in women and girls could be made around the world with better data sharing. MCC does its part by making its gender data public in partnership with Data2X.

  • Achieving Total Sanitation in Indonesia

    Clean water and adequate sanitation are essential elements to ensure adequate growth and nutrition – what would it take to achieve total sanitation in Indonesia?

  • Students Help Maximize the Use of MCC Data

    MCC’s first Open Data Challenge brought together independent evaluators, colleagues from across government, open data advocates, and the public. Building on the success of the first Challenge, MCC announced the launch of round two.

  • Inspiring Innovation to Deliver Clean Water and Sanitation in Zambia

    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 Receives Award for Best Investment Climate Initiative

    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.

  • Keeping Governments Accountable Through Strong Communities

    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.

  • Why Do You Work to End Poverty?

    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.