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  • Success of Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant Helps Liberia Shine Brighter

    Rehabilitation of the Mt. Coffee hydropower plant has doubled Liberia's power generation capacity.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New Opportunities in Benin: A Call for Proposals

    Solar panels on the roof of a health facility in Tanzania.

    MCC’s compact with the Government of Benin reached a milestone this week with the launch of the first call for projects for the Off-Grid Clean Energy Facility.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Powering Business Growth in Benin

    Photo: Madame Awahou Codjo, a small business owner in Cotonou, Benin.

    Madame Awahou Codjo is a small business owner in Cotonou who benefitted from MCC’s 2006 investments in Benin. Now, she stands to benefit from MCC’s $375 million Benin Power Compact.

  • Exit Interview with Dana J. Hyde

    During the closing days of the Obama Administration, ONE’s Ian Koski spoke with MCC’s now-former Chief Executive Officer Dana J. Hyde about her time at the agency and why working to reduce global poverty supports U.S. national interests.

  • 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.

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