• 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.

  • Working with MCC’s Open Data: Road Rehabilitation in Nicaragua

    Javier Parada, a doctoral student in agricultural and resource economics at UC Davis, was the winner of MCC’s first Open Data Challenge. Javier explains how access to MCC’s data helped to advance his research on road rehabilitation in Nicaragua.

  • In Guatemala, better tax collection means better education and better jobs

    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.

  • Empowering women by strengthening partnerships

    MCC marks International Women's day this year by highlighting its commitment to promoting equality for women in its work with partner countries. That commitment is broadened through strategic partnerships that focus on shared values.

  • An example worth sharing

    On the 50th anniversary of the original Selma to Montgomery march in Alabama, MCC Senior Advisor Cassandra Q. Butts recalls the volatile events and enduring images of that time, and reflects on the importance of MCC's policy reform efforts in partner countries.

  • About data, and why MCC is so good at it

    For MCC, transparency is a high priority. By creating a more streamlined process for producing its data, the agency’s partner country governments can plan the best use of their resources, and their people can better hold their governments accountable.

  • Dangerous roads can be made safer with new tools

    In many of the world's poorest countries, the same roads that help move goods, people and services are also part of a growing number of traffic deaths. MCC aims to stem the danger using new tools to identify potential areas for road construction improvement.

  • 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.

  • MCC celebrates International Youth Day

    Youth are key players in MCC’s mission to reduce poverty through economic growth; through engagement in the United States and in our partner countries, MCC works to empower youth with knowledge and economic freedom.

  • 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.

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