In celebration of International Day of the Girl Child, MCC’s Katherine Vaughn spoke with Jennifer Windsor, MCC practice lead and senior director for gender and social inclusion, and Agnieszka Rawa, MCC managing director for Data Collaboratives for Local Impact.
As part of the MCC-Morocco Employability and Land Compact, an innovative, scalable new model for secondary education is being introduced in approximately 100 schools throughout Morocco to create a more highly skilled workforce to accelerate economic growth.
MCC’s investment in school infrastructure as part of the Niger Threshold Program helped improve academic outcomes, especially among girls, according to an impact evaluation by Mathematica Policy Research.
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.
Developing countries face an unprecedented “youth bulge” that can pose serious social and political challenges or create great opportunity. MCC addresses youth bulge challenges by laying the foundation for growth that creates opportunity for young people.
Upon her return from recent travels in Mongolia, MCC CEO Dana J. Hyde paints a vivid portrait of Mongolia’s progress, its people and the future challenges as the country begins the process of developing a second compact with MCC.
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.
Residents of the Ehi-Rovipuka Conservancy in northern Namibia expect a new lodge will be draw tourists and become a source of jobs and income. For one resident, that means a brighter future for his children.
Without early access to quality education, youngsters in poor countries have little chance of becoming productive citizens. The challenge, especially for girls, is being met by MCC's partner countries as they strive to achieve the MDGs.