Press Releases

Press releases are listed by date from most recent to oldest.

  • MCC Board Approves Compact with El Salvador, Discusses Transparency and Open Data

    At its quarterly meeting today, the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Board of Directors approved a five-year, $277 million compact with El Salvador and was briefed on MCC’s latest efforts in open data and transparency.

  • Statement: MCC Releases First Set of Independent Evaluations

    The Millennium Challenge Corporation is releasing its first set of independent impact evaluations, which use rigorous statistical methods to measure changes in project participants’ farm and household incomes. These first five impact evaluations—for farmer training activities in Armenia, El Salvador, Ghana, Honduras, and Nicaragua—reflect a small portion of both MCC’s investment and evaluation portfolios but offer valuable lessons and a first look at how MCC uses evaluations for accountability, learning and for improving its work.

  • MCC Completes Successful Five-Year Compact with El Salvador

    The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) announced the successful completion of its five-year compact with El Salvador. The $461 million compact was designed to reduce poverty through strategic investments in agricultural production, rural business development, transportation infrastructure, education and public services.

  • MCC CEO Gives Keynote Address at U.S. Chamber Annual Global Conference

    Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Chief Executive Officer Daniel W. Yohannes offered the opening keynote address today at the Global Corporate Citizenship Conference hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Civic Leadership Center. The conference theme, "Frontier Markets. Global Partnerships. Local Solutions,” builds on the Obama Administration’s new Global Development Policy, which calls for greater cooperation between the U.S. Government and the private sector to stimulate economic growth.

  • MCC CEO Joins Secretaries Clinton, Gates, Geithner, Admin Shah to Discuss Global Development Policy

    The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Chief Executive Officer Daniel W. Yohannes joined U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah in a roundtable discussion on President Obama’s new Global Development Policy at the annual U.S. Global Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

  • The President’s New Global Development Policy Builds on Lessons Learned from MCC

    The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Chief Executive Officer Daniel W. Yohannes made the following statement today after President Obama’s address at the Millennium Development Goals Summit at the UN Headquarters in New York.