Blog

  • International Youth Day 2015: A Closer Look at the Youth Bulge

    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.

  • Investing in El Salvador’s future

    MCC provides the cornerstone to the economic partnership between El Salvador and the United States by investing in projects to spark private sector-led growth and address the root causes of poverty, writes U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Mari Carmen Aponte

  • MCC’s First Open Data Challenge - Learning beyond the Independent Evaluations

    Learn more about MCC's first Open Data Challenge and what the agency hopes to learn from contributors.

  • Creating agricultural cooperatives in El Salvador

    The dairy cooperative model is a risky and challenging approach, but one with great potential. MCC worked with co-ops in El Salvador as a way to contribute to rural economic development—but with mixed results.

  • Exploring the Northern Zone of El Salvador

    This past Sunday, hundreds gathered for a downhill longboard competition to attract people to the Northern Zone of El Salvador. The Northern Zone is now accessible thanks to the Northern Transnational Highway that MCC funded.

  • Linking Students to the Workforce

    Despite progress made in recent years, development in El Salvador’s northern zone has been hampered by gaps in education and training. Learn how MCC's compact with El Salvador is working to change that.

  • MCC is Working With the Private Sector To Deliver Sustainable Results

    See how MCC brought opportunity to businesses, founations, NGOs, entrepreneurs and developing countries.

  • Paving the Road to Opportunity and Growth

    This trip to El Salvador has been tremendous. Without a doubt, one of the most moving moments was witnessing the laying of the first kilometers of asphalt on the Northern Transnational Highway, parts of which are being constructed with MCC compact funds.