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.

The $21.8 million Data Collaborative for Local Impact program builds the capacity of individuals, communities and organizations to use HIV/AIDs and global health, gender equality and economic data to improve lives in sub-Saharan Africa.

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

MCC is at the forefront of emerging digital technologies, relying on them to deliver information that is secure, user-friendly, innovative and effective at helping the agency reduce poverty through economic growth.

MCC helps the poor by empowering its partner countries to pursue policies and reforms that deliver greater resources to invest in their people and promote long-term economic growth.

MCC works with partner countries to integrate internationally-accepted principles of environmental and social sustainability into the design and implementation of compacts.

Controlling corruption is a key indicator in selecting countries for initial and ongoing compact eligibility. MCC and its partner countries promote 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 and social inequality are significant constraints to economic growth and poverty reduction.

MCC and OECD’s collaboration convenes the international development community, the private sector, and non-governmental investors to identify partnership and investment opportunities that promote economic growth and poverty reduction.

Through its compacts in partner countries, MCC has committed approximately $2.5 billion to support Power Africa, the U.S. Government's effort to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa.

MCC is a builder and catalyst in blended finance transactions and is well-positioned to facilitate the U.S. Government's strategic use of development finance to mobilize private capital for public good through Prosper Africa.

MCC has invested $4.5 billion in trade capacity building assistance in AGOA countries on infrastructure, on increasing productivity of small- and medium-sized businesses and export-heavy sectors, and leveraging policy and regulatory reforms.

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.

Transparency, public participation, and collaboration form the cornerstone of open government. Transparency is at the heart of accountability, and at MCC we make every effort to inform the public about our work by making our data public and accessible.

In order to achieve greater development effectiveness, MCC uses results-based financing (RBF) to incentivize service delivery or policy reform outcomes.

Research has shown that a focus on human behavior is critical to the success of infrastructure projects and can increase the rates at which people access water or electricity or enroll their children in school.

MCC supports its partner countries in their efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and transform the lives of their people by fighting poverty through economic growth.