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.
MCC signed a $28 million Threshold Program with Guatemala that will strengthen a shared commitment to economic freedom, investment in people and good governance and attract private investment. Better education and new job skills will pave the way to prosperity.
Two of MCC’s irrigation investments, the Agriculture Project in Burkina Faso and the Transition to High Value Agriculture Project in Moldova, show how MCC projects reduce vulnerability and improve resilience to the potential effects of climate change.
MCC's mission is poverty reduction through promoting economic growth, but effective management of environmental and social concerns is central to achieving sustainable and equitable economic growth that leads to poverty reduction.