Since its creation in 2004, MCC has been advancing and accelerating the conversation on aid effectiveness.

Country ownership—or country-led development—has been broadly embraced by the international donor community as a critical element of international development aid.

One of MCC’s core principles is that aid is most effective in countries with a sound commitment to accountable and democratic governance.

MCC has been at the forefront of transparency in delivering aid.

MCC’s Environmental and Social Performance team works with partner countries to integrate internationally-accepted principles of environmental and social sustainability into the design and implementation of compacts.

Controlling corruption a key indicator in selecting countries for compact eligibility and throughout the compact lifecycle. MCC—with the MCAs—promotes measures to prevent, detect and combat corruption before it occurs and to address problems after they emerge.

With its partner countries in the lead, the MCC portfolio of investments has been on the forefront of addressing food security priorities since MCC’s first compact in 2005.

MCC recognizes that gender inequality is a significant constraint to economic growth and poverty reduction.

MCC leads the charge to uncover the best data available to fight corruption by partnering with experts to form a Governance Data Alliance. MCC and the alliance are committed to filling the gaps for measuring governance.

MCC recognizes the importance of investing in health to foster successful human and economic development.

MCC has obligated nearly $3 billion for trade capacity building in AGOA countries on infrastructure like roads and power, on upping productivity of small and medium-size businesses and export-heavy sectors, and leveraging policy and regulatory reforms.

MCC supports its partner countries in their efforts to achieve the MDGs and improve the lives of their people by fighting hunger, combating disease and improving gender equality and access to education.

MCC has six years of experience testing and implementing the principles of economic growth, strong policies, country-led plans and rigorous evaluation are essential to global stability and prosperity.

Development needs around the world will not be met by foreign assistance alone. Official development assistance must increasingly catalyze other resources to finance development – including private-sector investment. Here's one way MCC is doing just that.

In selecting partner countries, MCC relies on independent public data that captures as clearly as possible the actions governments take to fight corruption. MCC is seeking improved and expanded indicators from the institutions that produce this data.

MCC has been at the forefront of transparency in delivering aid.

MCC and other U.S. Government agencies have joined together to coordinate Partnership for Growth (PFG), a partnership between the United States and a select group of high-performing developing countries to accelerate and sustain broad-based economic growth.