On Sept. 15, 2016, MCC and the Center for International Private Enterprise co-hosted an event in recognition of the International Day of Democracy to discuss the role of democracy in development. The event included an update on the quarterly MCC Board Meeting.
Kristin Penn, Resident Country Director for Niger, introduces MCC's Niger Compact, which is designed to strengthen the agriculture sector by improving access to water, infrastructure and markets, and has the potential to benefit more than 3.9 million people.
Carrie Monahan, Deputy Country Director for Morocco, gives an overview of MCC’s second Morocco Compact, which focuses on supporting two Moroccan Government priorities that have posed barriers to economic growth and investment: education and land productivity.
Deidra Fair James, Resident Country Director for Ghana, gives an overview of MCC's second compact with Ghana, which is focused on growing Ghana’s power sector through private sector investment so more people can have access to affordable, reliable electricity.
In Dec. 2015, MCC’s Board of Directors selected the Philippines to develop a second, five-year compact. Evan Freund, Country Team Lead for Philippines II, notes the successes of the first compact, and emphasizes MCC's commitment to continuing the partnership.
In Dec. 2015, MCC’s Board of Directors selected Senegal to begin developing a five-year compact. Melissa Ho, managing director for Africa, says Senegal has made great progress on its MCC scorecard of key governance indicators.
On April 7, 2016 MCC and the International Republican Institute joined up to hold a town hall that provided an update on MCC's March Board of Directors meeting, and hosted a conversation about democratic governance, policy reform and poverty reduction.