In 2008, MCC partnered with Burkina Faso to implement a five-year, $480 million compact that invested in agriculture, land tenure, roads and girls’ education.
Burkina Faso, a landlocked country bordering the Sahara Desert, was one of the poorest countries in the world when the compact with MCC was signed. Eighty percent of Burkina’s poor live in rural areas that are susceptible to low rainfall and flooding.
Agriculture Development Project
The Agricultural Development Project was designed to expand the productive use of land in order to increase the volume and value of agricultural production, increase rural incomes and employment and enhance the competitiveness of specific rural economies.
Bright II Schools Project
The BRIGHT II Schools Project, built on MCC’s 2005 threshold program, aimed to maintain girls’ participation in primary school by increasing access to girl-friendly school environments.
The Roads Project was designed to alleviate road connectivity and road maintenance capacity constraints by upgrading and paving roads and creating and implementing a maintenance plan.
Rural Land Governance Project
The Rural Land Governance Project to address issues related to farmers in Burkina Faso lacking legal recognition of land rights on their farms.
Learn how MCC and Burkina Faso agreed to adjust compact targets due to changes in estimated costs and project progress.
Coordination and Partnerships
Discover MCC’s efforts to coordinate resources and expertise with other donors and international institutions as part of the Burkina Faso Compact
Read the conditions that needed to be met under the compact prior to disbursing project funds.