MCC was created in 2004 with a singular focus: to reduce poverty through economic growth in the world’s best-governed poor countries.
Today, on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, MCC celebrates the immense progress being made to end poverty around the world. At a global level, extreme poverty — measured by the $1.90-a-day international poverty line — decreased by 114 million people over the course of just one year, from 2012 to 2013.
We’re proud to be a part of this progress, but there’s still more work to do. MCC’s focus on economic growth in well-governed countries helps U.S. development dollars have an even bigger impact on poverty reduction, supporting stability, security and business opportunity.
Click on the map above to learn more about some of MCC’s partner countries and how we’re helping to reduce global poverty.
Why Do You Work to #EndPoverty?
MCC’s work to promote growth, help people lift themselves out of poverty, and build governments’ capacity to invest in future generations would not be possible without the commitment of our dedicated staff. So for this year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we asked MCC staff to share what motivates them to work to #EndPoverty. Hear what they had to say.