• MCC Compact Energizes Malawi

    MCC’s five-year $350 million compact with the Government of Malawi worked to transform the nation's power sector.

  • Women Are Powering Change in Malawi

    Women have played a key role in implementing MCC projects to transform the power sector in Malawi.

  • Malawi’s Power Sector Reforms Spur Private-Sector Participation and Utility Turnaround

    Bringing power to some of the 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa without electricity takes not only power lines, but also strong policies and institutions. That’s why MCC is working with the Government of Malawi on a new approach for its power sector.

  • Investing in Malawi’s Power Sector

    MCC’s investments and recent reforms by the Malawi Government are paving the way for businesses to invest in the country’s power sector.

  • Planting Trees in Malawi for a Sustainable Future

    MCC marks Earth Day with a story of how an MCC investment in Malawi helped people living in the Shire River watershed abandon charcoal production to plant and sell tree seedlings. This helps mitigate soil erosion and the sedimentation of the river.

  • Open for business: Malawi’s evolving power sector

    Leaders from Malawi’s key power sector institutions visited MCC to discuss efforts underway to reform their organizations and the sector to help increase access to reliable electricity for Malawians—and discuss the potential for private investment.

  • Malawi’s semi-annual review: Shedding light on power sector reform

    Malawi's main electrical utility is holding semi-annual public meetings to provide transparency into the broad power sector reforms the country has adopted under its MCC compact.

  • In Malawi, one hand helps the other to improve land use and boost economic opportunities

    By linking the land-use interests of Malawi's upstream farmers with downstream companies, the water that feeds into the Shire River hydroelectric plant is kept free of the weeds and sediment that clog operations and cause widespread power blackouts.

  • Water: the essence of life and economic prosperity

    Photo: A boy rolls a barrel toward a water source in Lusaka. In partnership with MCC, the Zambian Government is working to reform the country’s water sector and improve drainage in the capital city of Lusaka to better meet citizens’ water and sanitation needs. These vital improvements aim to decrease the risk of water-borne disease, time spent collecting water, the cost of water, and business and household losses due to flooding.

    MCC kicks off World Water Day with a series of blogs on what MCC and it's partner countries are doing to improve delivery of clean water and sanitation services and secure these resources into the future.

  • Women in Leadership: Susan Banda, MCA-Malawi

    "Speak up, participate and be part of the process!" These words of advice are offered to young Malawian women by MCA-Malawi CEO Susan Banda, who advises women to set goals for themselves and learn as much as they can about their chosen career paths.

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