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.
A country's support for sound economic and social policies and democratic governance ensures inclusive growth that reaches the poorest segments of society. MCC research shows that growth in MCC partner countries includes the poor.
Aid is generally most effective in countries with a sound commitment to accountable and democratic governance. That’s why MCC places a strong focus on democracy when selecting partner countries, which creates incentives for democratic reform.