As part of the compact between MCC and the Government of Niger, $2.3 million in grants were awarded to producer/processor groups and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises, including women and youth groups.
In July 2016, MCC signed a $437 million compact with the Government of Niger to improve access to water for agriculture and livestock and expand access to markets. Read a Q&A with MCC Resident Country Director for Niger Kristin Penn.
MCC’s investment in school infrastructure as part of the Niger Threshold Program helped improve academic outcomes, especially among girls, according to an impact evaluation by Mathematica Policy Research.
As part of the $437 million Niger Compact, MCC will invest in building the country’s statistical capacity, which will help the Government of Niger better use agricultural data to achieve and measure progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.