MCC is devoting unprecedented resources to help partner countries in Africa positively transform the lives of the poor and catalyze long-lasting economic progress. The continent of Africa is the largest recipient of MCC development assistance.

  • Of MCC’s 32 signed compacts, 19 are with African countries, spanning the continent and totaling $7.5 billion—67 percent of MCC’s total compact portfolio
  • Of MCC’s 26 smaller-scale, signed Threshold Program grants, 11 are with African countries, totaling over $205 million. These programs help partner countries become compact eligible by supporting their efforts to implement key policy and institutional reforms.
  • In Africa alone, over 656,000 people now have improved access to clean water, nearly 192,000 farmers have been trained, and more than 291,000 households and commercial entities now have legal protections for their land.