2021 Year in Review

In addition to MCC’s climate priority announcement, throughout 2021 MCC launched sector results and learning pages that include types of interventions, evaluations, and lessons learned. In looking back at 2021, we see what we’ve accomplished with our partner countries in each sector.

MCC investments in the agricultural economy aim to increase agricultural productivity, create jobs, raise incomes, boost nutrition, and reduce poverty by financing vital infrastructure, increasing market access, and providing technical assistance to strengthen businesses from farm to consumer.

In 2021:

  • MCC published two major agriculture and irrigation evaluation briefs in Burkina Faso and Senegal which found important lessons to help MCC learn about key constraints to benefits in the areas of behavior change and farmer risks;
  • MCC also explored innovative new evaluation approaches using satellite imagery to measure results; and
  • MCC relaunched its podcast with two episodes focused on nutrition.

Infographic data is cumulative as of Sept. 30, 2021.

Woman harvesting onions on the Di Perimeter

Read this Evaluation Brief to learn the results from MCC’s Agriculture Development Project in Burkina Faso that aimed to improve agricultural productivity, rural incomes, and land tenure security.

Read this Evaluation Brief to learn the final results of a project from MCC’s Senegal Compact that aimed to improve the productivity of the agricultural sector in certain agricultural-dependent areas of northern Senegal.

The Agriculture and Irrigation Sector Results and Learning page captures monitoring data, showcases evaluation findings, and documents agency learning from completed independent evaluations of MCC’s investments in the agriculture and irrigation sector.

Poverty reduction and economic growth are possible when countries invest in educating their people. MCC investments in education aim to improve learning and employment outcomes through better learning environments, teacher professional development, workforce development, and education systems strengthening.

In 2021:

MCC partnered with the Government of Guatemala to improve the quality of secondary education to create opportunities for Guatemalan youth while increasing tax revenues through a $28 million threshold program.

The Education Sector Results and Learning page captures monitoring data, showcases recently published evaluations, and documents agency learning from completed independent evaluations of MCC’s investments in the Education sector.

MCC energy sector investments aim to increase access to reliable and affordable electricity through off-grid power infrastructure, on-grid power infrastructure, and other energy systems for businesses and households.

In 2021:

44,507

customer connections added by project

5,722

kilometers of transmission and distribution lines upgraded or built

Workers on power equipment in Malawi

Read this Evaluation Brief for final results of the Infrastructure Development Project, which aimed to improve the availability, reliability, and quality of power supply; reduce costs of doing business; and increase value-added production in Malawi.

A woman cooking outside in the dark by flashlight in Monrovia, Liberia.

MCC's Liberia Compact aimed to encourage economic growth and reduce poverty in Liberia by focusing on inadequate access to reliable and affordable electricity and road infrastructure.

MCC’s Sierra Leone Threshold Program drove institutional reforms and invested in critical infrastructure to improve the water and electricity sectors and encourage sustainable economic growth.

The Energy Sector Results and Learning page captures monitoring data, showcases recently published evaluations, and documents agency learning from completed independent evaluations of MCC’s investments in the energy sector.

MCC investments in the land sector aim to improve sustainable land use, land markets, credit access, investment, and agricultural productivity, through provision of land rights, land use planning, strengthening land institutions, and adoption of key legal and policy reforms to strengthen land tenure and land governance.

In 2021:

320,722

land rights formalized

357,900

parcels corrected or incorporated in land system

A yurt, a circular tent structure, sits near a herd of animals.

Learn the results of an activity from MCC’s Mongolia Compact that provided exclusive-use land leases, wells and training in peri-urban areas to improve rangeland management, alleviate overgrazing, and increase herder household incomes.

A dirt road in Mongolia with houses on either side.

Read this Evaluation Brief to learn the interim results of a program from MCC’s Mongolia Compact that aimed to provide land titles in informal settlements to increase tenure, investment, credit, and land value.

The Land Sector Results and Learning page captures monitoring data, showcases recently published evaluations, and documents agency learning from completed independent evaluations of MCC’s investments in the Land sector.

Safe, reliable, and cost-effective roads improve access to public services like healthcare and schools, lower the time and cost of bringing goods to market, and facilitate regional and international trade – all of which help drive growth and fight poverty.

In 2021:

  • MCC published two evaluation briefs in the transportation sector that found important lessons to help MCC’s road maintenance promotion, and to better understand how transport providers respond differentially to improved roads;
  • Ongoing evaluations thought carefully about how to adjust data collection plans for changes in traffic due to COVID; and
  • Implementation, and evaluations, of current MCC road investments continued to incorporate critical lessons from past MCC road programs.

Infographic data is cumulative as of Sept. 30, 2021.

Read this Evaluation Brief to learn the interim results of a project from MCC’s Liberia Roads Project that aims to strengthen national road maintenance planning.

A woman cooking outside in the dark by flashlight in Monrovia, Liberia.

MCC's Liberia Compact aimed to encourage economic growth and reduce poverty in Liberia by focusing on inadequate access to reliable and affordable electricity and road infrastructure.

The Transportation Sector Results and Learning page captures monitoring data, showcases recently published evaluations, and documents agency learning from completed independent evaluations of MCC’s investments in the Transportation sector.

MCC investments in WASH aim to improve water supply, sanitation and/or wastewater, drainage infrastructure, hygiene behavior, and sector viability and service provision.

In 2021:

12,386

people trained in hygiene and sanitary best practices

1,191

water points constructed

Read this Evaluation Brief to learn the final results of a project from MCC’s Senegal Compact that aimed to improve the productivity of the agricultural sector in certain agricultural-dependent areas of northern Senegal.

A walkway in between two water pipelines leading to a facility on the edge of a water source

Read this Evaluation Brief to learn the results of MCC’s Zambia Compact water supply, sewerage, and drainage activities, which aimed to improve water quality in Lusaka’s distribution system and decrease the prevalence of water-related diseases.

This paper reflects on $1.4 billion in MCC WASH investments across 13 countries and synthesizes the results and learning generated from 17 independent evaluations of these WASH programs.

WASH Sector Results and Learning captures monitoring data, showcases recently published evaluations, and documents agency learning from completed independent evaluations of MCC’s investments in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene sector.