MCC is devoting significant resources to help partner countries in Europe, Asia and the Pacific positively transform the lives of the poor and catalyze long-lasting economic progress.
MCC has signed nine compacts in the region totaling over $2.6 billion, and MCC has signed nine Threshold Programs.
Countries in Europe, Asia and the Pacific with MCC Programs
The program focused on improving the country’s performance on the Ruling Justly and Economic Freedom indicators and aimed to reduce corruption through reforms in tax administration, public procurement and business registration.
Albania’s second threshold program built upon the successes of MCC’s first threshold program to lead adoption of key reforms in public administration and judicial capacity building and to support anti-corruption activity.
In 2006, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of Armenia signed a compact designed to reduce rural poverty through a sustainable increase in the economic performance of the agricultural sector.
MCC's investments stimulated regional trade through rehabilitated infrastructure and a reliable energy supply. The compact also improved the delivery of regional and municipal services, provided investment capital and increased productivity in farms.
The Georgia II Compact seeks to improve the quality of education in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields and increase the earning potential of Georgians.
The five-year, $600 million MCC compact with Indonesia's three projects are expected to increase household income and increase productivity through better health and nutrition, sustainable land and energy management, and modernized government procurement.
The program sought to reduce corruption by bolstering several key anti-corruption institutions, and boost immunization rates through a decentralized and sustainable immunization management system.
Recognizing that Jordan is among the world’s driest countries, Jordanians have been dramatically transforming their access to clean water and sanitation through a five year grant of $275 million provided to Jordan by the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
The program strengthened democratic institutions by broadening citizens’ participation and increasing transparency and accountability in local governance. The program also modernized customs administration.
MCC’s threshold program with the Government of Kosovo addresses two major constraints to economic growth—a lack of reliable electricity, and real and perceived weaknesses in rule of law—in one of the poorest countries in Europe.
The program supported the government’s efforts to fight corruption and improve the rule of law through judicial, criminal justice and law enforcement reforms.
MCC aimed to improve agricultural productivity and expand access to markets and services through critical infrastructure investments in the irrigation and road sectors. MCC is also building capacity in the high-value agriculture sector.
Moldova's threshold program targeted persistent corruption in the judiciary and health care system, and in the tax, customs and police agencies.
MCC's compact with Mongolia invested in strengthening property rights, reducing non-communicable diseases and injuries, bolstering vocational education, reducing air pollution, and constructing an all-weather road to link markets.
In December 2014, the MCC Board of Directors selected Mongolia as eligible to develop a compact.
The MCC Nepal Compact will increase the availability of electricity and lower transportation costs—helping to spur investments, accelerate economic growth, and reduce poverty.
The Philippines Compact aimed to reduce transportation costs through road rehabilitation, expand the fiscal space through improved tax collection efforts, and empower communities by investing in small-scale, community-driven development projects.
In December 2015, the MCC Board of Directors reselected the Philippines as to continue developing a second compact.
This program focused on addressing improved revenue administration and anti-corruption efforts and was implemented in cooperation with USAID.
In December 2016, the MCC Board of Directors selected Sri Lanka as eligible to develop a compact.
The program aimed to reduce corruption by building a network of functioning and effective anti-corruption institutions and actors, and improve access to immunization services by creating a more capable and effective community health system.
The program aimed to reduce corruption in Ukraine through better internal controls, monitoring and exposure, and judicial and regulatory reform.
The compact focused on the rehabilitation and sealing of Vanuatu's two most important national roads, along with strengthening of institutional efforts and policy reform initiatives, to help reduce transportation costs.