MCC's Investments in Africa by Sector


(Numbers represent compact obligations as of Dec. 31, 2015.)

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 33 signed compacts, 20 are with African countries, spanning the continent and totaling $7.9 billion—68 percent of MCC’s total compact portfolio
  • Of MCC’s 26 smaller-scale, signed threshold program grants, 11 are with African countries, totaling over $225 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.

Women on a Mission—a new podcast series from MCC—features episodes with Sophia Mohapi, CEO of MCA-Lesotho and Pamela Bwalya, MCA CEO-Zambia.

Through its compacts in partner countries, MCC has committed approximately $1.5 billion to support Power Africa, the U.S. Government's effort to double access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa.

MCC has obligated nearly $3 billion for trade capacity building in AGOA countries on infrastructure like roads and power, on upping productivity of small and medium-size businesses and export-heavy sectors, and leveraging policy and regulatory reforms.