kilometers of roads that have been contracted for design work
kilometers that have been contracted for road works
kilometers of roads completed
As of Sep 30, 2023
Safe and reliable roads and other transport investments help reduce barriers to growth and create opportunities for people and communities. Investments in transportation systems advance market-based economic and social opportunities, including employment, high-return producer goods markets, low-cost consumer goods and retail markets, and improved access to public services like healthcare and schools.
Well-maintained transportation infrastructure like roads, airports, bridges, and ports also facilitates local, regional, and international trade, which enables long-term economic growth and encourages private sector investment. With the high cost of transport investments, MCC’s cost-benefit analysis, data-driven decision-making, and partnership with stakeholders is critical to ensure the sustainability of its work in this important sector.
MCC works closely with its partner countries to identify the most binding constraints to economic growth and poverty reduction to determine where to invest. Many partner countries have prioritized transportation infrastructure, and since its founding in 2004, MCC has invested over $3 billion in transportation projects. MCC is one of the leading donors in the transportation sector and is often the lead funder of road programs in our partner countries.
MCC’s transportation investments to-date include 4,773 kilometers of roads that have been contracted for design work, 4,275 kilometers that have been contracted for road works, and over 3,500 kilometers of road works that have been completed in 16 countries worldwide. Over the last decade, MCC has also:
- Invested in institutional strengthening for road planning and maintenance across five compacts;
- Reduced the time and cost of travel along road segments in Armenia, El Salvador, Georgia and Honduras as verified by independent evaluations; and,
- Helped governments implement policy and institutional reforms so they can effectively manage and sustain resources.