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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Access to Power Is Empowering

    More than a hundred practitioners and thought leaders gathered at MCC headquarters in Washington, DC for the “Energy for Development Conference: Promoting a Gender-Inclusive and Pro-Poor Sector.”

  • The Evolution of Development Finance: Making Aid Dollars Count

    A truly effective development agenda that is serious about hitting our Sustainable Development Goals will have to reach beyond ODA and leverage both public and private sector investment in the developing world.

  • An electrifying day in Zanzibar

    MCC CEO Daniel W. Yohannes attends a compact completion event in Zanzibar, marking the installation of a cable that brings reliable electricity to the island's homes and businesses.