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  • A New School Year and New Opportunities in the Republic of Georgia

    Photo of COO Nash welcomed the incoming class of STEM students at SDSU-Georgia Convocation.

    At the Convocation Ceremony of the 2018-2019 school year, MCC and San Diego State University in Georgia welcomed 230 new students pursuing STEM degrees in Tbilisi.

  • Modernizing Procurement to Boost Transparency, Efficiency and Savings in Indonesia

    Photo: Amelinda holds her newborn baby boy at Pratama Hospital in Yogyakarta (Jogjakarta), Indonesia, which was built and is supplied under the new system implemented by the Procurement Modernization Project.

    As part of the recently completed MCC-Indonesia Compact, MCC funded a project to modernize the public procurement system to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of how funds are spent for public goods and services.

  • Sumba Island: A Snapshot of Green Prosperity

    Photo: An IBEKA hydropower pump in Sumba, Indonesia.

    The Indonesia Compact’s Green Prosperity Project worked to address critical constraints to economic development while supporting the Government of Indonesia’s commitment to sustainable growth.

  • Driving Home the Point: Lessons from MCC’s Roads Projects

    The 93km stretch of road from Sarateni to Soroca, rehabilitated under MCC's Moldova Compact, is in use and being enjoyed by travelers.

    MCC uses independent evaluations of its investments to achieve development results. MCC’s Investments in Roads, the latest in our Principles into Practice series, analyzes the agency’s road investments in 16 compacts. Here, we highlight two of those lessons.

  • Engaging the Private Sector for Development Results in Indonesia

    Millennium Challenge Account-Indonesia CEO Bonaria Siahaan (left) and MCC Advisory Council Member Nilmini Rubin (right) pose at the Jakarta offices of the local entity implementing MCC’s Indonesia Compact. MCC-funded projects are engaging the private sector in the cocoa production and other industries to achieve better development results.

    MCC Advisory Council Member Nilmini Rubin writes about the wide-ranging engagement with the private sector in the cocoa production and other industries as part of MCC’s Indonesia Compact.

  • Dispatch from Kosovo

    Congressman Eliot Engel of New York addresses audience at the launch of the Millennium Foundation Kosovo, a Kosovo-led entity established by the Government of Kosovo to implement MCC’s new $49 million Kosovo Threshold Program, on November 14 in Pristina, Kosovo.

    MCC COO Jonathan Nash and Congressman Eliot Engel of New York were in Pristina for the launch of the Millennium Foundation Kosovo, a Kosovo-led entity that will implement MCC’s new $49 million Kosovo Threshold Program.

  • Investing in Kosovo’s Promise

    A photograph captures the northern Kosovo city of Mitrovica. MCC’s new threshold program in Kosovo is designed to lower energy costs for households and businesses and support the Government of Kosovo in its efforts to improve data transparency to spur growth, fight poverty, and advance stability.

    In a Devex op-ed, MCC’s Kosovo Country Team Lead Sarah Olmstead discusses the agency’s investments to lower energy costs and support the Government of Kosovo in its efforts to improve data transparency to spur growth, fight poverty, and advance stability.

  • The Headline No One Is Writing: Extreme Poverty Reaches New Low

    New World Bank data confirm that MCC is partnering with some of the poorest countries in the world and that these countries are making significant progress in reducing poverty.

  • A Strengthened U.S. Commitment to Global Food Security

    October 16 is World Food Day, and 2016 has been a landmark year for MCC and the U.S. Government’s work on global food security.

  • Talking Education with Secretary Kerry in Georgia

    On his trip to Georgia in July 2016, Secretary of State John Kerry met with Kesi Katsitadze, a San Diego State University-Georgia biochemistry major and one of the beneficiaries of MCC’s $140 million Georgia Compact.

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