MCC worked with a group of 125 women who were refugees from Mauritania and have been living in Senegal for more than a decade but were often unable to find work to start a cooperative that creates and sells packets of sweet dairy product.
Developing countries face an unprecedented “youth bulge” that can pose serious social and political challenges or create great opportunity. MCC addresses youth bulge challenges by laying the foundation for growth that creates opportunity for young people.
A truly effective development agenda that is serious about hitting our Sustainable Development Goals will have to reach beyond ODA and leverage both public and private sector investment in the developing world.
In Jordan, the observation of Ramadan was an opportunity to reinforce the importance of water conservation and to teach women who manage their families’ household water that conservation is not just good for the family, it’s good for the country.
In the fight against poverty, encouraging smarter policies and better governance can be just as important for growth as dollar investments. And at MCC, promoting good governance is baked into everything we do, from country selection to project implementation.
MCC is one of seven agencies in the Obama Administration’s pilot to test the feasibility of expanding online publication of records released under the Freedom of Information Act. Agency participation is voluntary and MCC is proud to take part.
MCC places strong emphasis on the results and impact of our projects. In coming months, MCC will work with Morocco during the compact development process to consider a range of innovative “pay for results” tools to push the envelope in education and training.
Upon her return from recent travels in Mongolia, MCC CEO Dana J. Hyde paints a vivid portrait of Mongolia’s progress, its people and the future challenges as the country begins the process of developing a second compact with MCC.
Livestock activity contributes to forest clearing, soil erosion and desertification, which has been shown to promote harmful climate change. That’s why MCC has worked with Namibia and Mongolia decrease the pressure livestock puts on the environment.