Smart Aid Series

Since its founding, MCC has sought innovative ways to reduce poverty through economic growth. Smart Aid is designed to promote the sharing of best practices, innovative approaches, and lessons across a range of development topics to foster greater collaboration and effectively advance aid.

Smart Aid Series Events

October 19, 2017

Smart Aid: Investing in Girls’ Education – Lessons from Burkina Faso

Celebrate Day of the Girl Child at MCC’s Smart Aid event and learn about education impact evaluation results from Burkina Faso.

May 25, 2017

Smart Aid: Africa Day

MCC celebrated Africa Day with a Smart Aid event to learn about MCC’s project work across Africa.

March 21, 2017

MCC’s Water Investments: Data Driving Decisions

In commemoration of World Water Day, MCC’s WASH experts, together with research partners, discussed bridging data gaps in the water and sanitation sector.

November 2, 2016


As part of the first Partnerships and Innovations College, a Smart Aid event was held to highlight MCC’s experience with different partnership opportunities, and to discuss some of the main types of partnerships in which MCC engages.

October 13, 2016

Evidence-Based Policy Reform

This panel discussed evidence-based policy reform, and explored how MCC uses data to support its partner countries in implementing projects that catalyze economic growth to reduce poverty.

July 18, 2016

Data and Development: Why Better Data Means Smarter Aid

MCC’s innovations in data collection, analysis, and partnerships are helping people lift themselves out of poverty around the world, and MCC continually leverages data to improve aid distribution and efficacy.

March 23, 2016

World Water Day 2016

The second Smart Aid series event featured MCC’s WASH experts discussing the importance of access to clean water and adequate sanitation in the effort to reduce poverty worldwide.

March 8, 2016

Gender and Social Inclusion in Infrastructure

The first Smart Aid series event featured experts from MCC who discussed the agency’s work to reduce gender and social inequalities and empower women and girls around the world.