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Join us for a webinar on Women's Mobility and Economic Opportunities in Mozambique!📅 Date: December 6, 2023🕒 Time: 8:00a...
12/02/2023

Join us for a webinar on Women's Mobility and Economic Opportunities in Mozambique!

📅 Date: December 6, 2023
🕒 Time: 8:00am - 9:30am (DC) / 3:00pm - 4:30pm (Maputo)

Discover how we empower women in Mozambique 🇲🇿 with insights from gender analysis and more.

Don't miss out! Register now:

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 from 8:00am to 9:30am Washington, DC / 3:00pm to 4:30pm Maputo, Mozambique 8:00-9:30AM (GMT-4, United States Eastern Time) Join us for a webinar on Enhancing Women’s Mobility and Economic Opportunities in Mozambique. In this event, Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) ...

Since 2015, MCC has partnered with 22 countries to fund $3.7B worth of climate-related programs prioritized by country p...
12/02/2023

Since 2015, MCC has partnered with 22 countries to fund $3.7B worth of climate-related programs prioritized by country partners. Join us from to learn how this approach has benefitted five countries and catalyzed private-sector investment.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear from the Governments of , , , and as they share their perspectives on this approach with MCC's CEO, Alice Albright, and how MCC's partnership has helped shape the future of climate-related programs.

📅 Date/Time: Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at 11 am GST
🔗 Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/user/theuscenter

12/02/2023

Despite strong economic growth, per capita consumption of electricity in Benin is among the world’s lowest because of limited access to and availability of electricity for the country’s 14.2 million people, with deep disparities between urban and rural areas. Approximately one-third of Benin’s population has access to electricity while only 18 percent of people living in rural communities have access to power. Those with access to electricity often face outages and unstable voltage.

In 2015, MCC partnered with the Government of Benin to implement the $391 million Benin Power Compact, to strengthen power sector regulation and utility operations, increase grid capacity and reliability, attract private sector investment into solar power generation and increase access to electricity for rural and underserved communities through off-grid solar power solutions.

MCC is proud to have partnered with the Government of Benin to strengthen the national power grid, improve utility management, attract private sector investment into solar power generation, and by bringing power to rural and underserved communities. Together we have built a foundation for a brighter, more equitable, and sustainable future in Benin.

We're kicking off   with RTI InternationalRegister below to learn more about how MCC, USAID, and others are working to c...
12/01/2023

We're kicking off with RTI International

Register below to learn more about how MCC, USAID, and others are working to close the financing gap and catalyze additional climate investment.

Mark your calendars! 🗓️ Join us for the 'Unlocking Finance to Scale ' event at on Monday at 11 am GST at the Pathways to 1.5 Pavilion (Blue Zone, Opportunity Petal, Thematic Arena 3). If you can't be there in person, you can still participate virtually—check out the link below.
We're excited to partner with the Millennium Challenge Corporation - MCC for this event, focusing on the urgent need to scale up and strategically deploy . Public finance can incentivize high-impact investments and help crowd in private sector finance. Learn more about how MCC, USAID - US Agency for International Development, and others are working to close the financing gap and catalyze additional climate investment.

Key Speakers:

➡️ Alice Albright, CEO, MCC

➡️ President Vjosa Osmani, President of the Republic of Kosovo

➡️ Gillian Caldwell, Chief Climate Officer, USAID

➡️ Tariye Gbadegesin, CEO, ARM Harith Infrastructure Fund Managers

➡️ Jonathan Richart, Deputy Vice President, Infrastructure, Environment and Private Sector, MCC

Introduction by RTI, moderated by Adam Wang-Levine, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Trade and Development, U.S. Department of Treasury.

Join us virtually by registering here: https://bit.ly/3uEixKt

Learn more about this event and all RTI’s COP28 events: https://bit.ly/3Gh1SPu

This  , we commemorate and honor those working tirelessly across the globe to deliver lifesaving treatments and preventi...
12/01/2023

This , we commemorate and honor those working tirelessly across the globe to deliver lifesaving treatments and prevention against the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

In , MCC collaborated with The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to strengthen systems and infrastructure required to scale up HIV counseling, testing, and anti-retroviral treatment.

MCC's second partnership with Lesotho, set to begin in 2024, will build upon our previous investments to address poor health and healthcare costs primarily caused by HIV/AIDS.

MCC collaborates with partner countries to develop climate-resilient infrastructure for sustainable and inclusive econom...
11/30/2023

MCC collaborates with partner countries to develop climate-resilient infrastructure for sustainable and inclusive economic growth. At , we'll showcase our extensive work supporting partner countries in meeting their climate ambitions.

Learn more: https://www.mcc.gov/news-and-events/feature/cop28

We had an engaging fireside chat yesterday with Carol Spahn, the Director of the Peace Corps at MCC's headquarters. We d...
11/29/2023

We had an engaging fireside chat yesterday with Carol Spahn, the Director of the Peace Corps at MCC's headquarters. We discussed potential partnerships and collaborations between our organizations. The event also gave Carol a chance to meet some of MCC's Returned Peace Corps Volunteers!

MCC is participating in dLab Tanzania's  DataTamasha2023 and showcasing how data and digital skills empower women-owned ...
11/29/2023

MCC is participating in dLab Tanzania's DataTamasha2023 and showcasing how data and digital skills empower women-owned small businesses.

Catch day one of the three-day event on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/live/sNHYpnEmlx8?si=5Yx-vpP1iNYdAm4q&t=229

Data Tamasha is a biennial event that showcases the role of data in development and how data can make a difference in our community. It brings together data ...

Read this Evaluation Brief to learn the results of the $30 million STEM Higher Education Project to improve university e...
11/29/2023

Read this Evaluation Brief to learn the results of the $30 million STEM Higher Education Project to improve university education from MCC’s Georgia II Compact.

Learn the results of MCC’s Georgia II STEM Compact Higher Education Project that aimed to improve STEM university education.

Building on lessons learned from 85 evaluations in 25 countries, MCC recently updated its Monitoring and Evaluation poli...
11/28/2023

Building on lessons learned from 85 evaluations in 25 countries, MCC recently updated its Monitoring and Evaluation policy to support evidence-based decision-making to reduce poverty through economic growth.

Our recent blog post delves into the four essential steps to achieving high-quality monitoring and evaluation.

Learn more:

Building on long experience, MCC announces major changes to Monitoring and Evaluation policy.

“Through the exciting workshops at the camp, I discovered my interest in science and technology.”Girls and young women i...
11/26/2023

“Through the exciting workshops at the camp, I discovered my interest in science and technology.”

Girls and young women in Côte d’Ivoire advanced their STEM knowledge and skills this past summer by attending weeklong MCC-funded camps.

Learn more: https://www.mcc.gov/blog/entry/blog-083123-girls-stem-cote-divoire

Happy Small Business Saturday! Today, we celebrate small businesses making a big impact in their local communities. Lear...
11/25/2023

Happy Small Business Saturday! Today, we celebrate small businesses making a big impact in their local communities. Learn how MCC and USADF are collaborating through DigiFemmes, a program equipping women-run small and medium enterprises with the digital and data skills they need to grow their businesses:

https://www.mcc.gov/news-and-events/release/release-102723-mcc-usadf-mou

On January 23, 2024, MCC will celebrate 20 years of economic growth. Be prepared to relive some of the most unforgettabl...
11/22/2023

On January 23, 2024, MCC will celebrate 20 years of economic growth. Be prepared to relive some of the most unforgettable moments from the past two decades.

📅 Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024
🕠 Time: 5:30 - 8:30 PM
📍 Location: Planet Word Museum

RSVP Today:

Come celebrate: MCC’s 20th Birthday! We’re excited to invite our dedicated (past and present) staff, esteemed stakeholders, partners, and beloved alumni to attend this special event. Join us as we acknowledge triumphs and key contributors during MCC’s 20-year journey reducing poverty through e...

MCC recently released its FY24 Country Scorecards, providing a detailed evaluation of key indicators determining a count...
11/21/2023

MCC recently released its FY24 Country Scorecards, providing a detailed evaluation of key indicators determining a country's eligibility for MCC program assistance. Learn more about the indicators that offer insights into a country's development progress.

MCC is an independent U.S. Government foreign aid agency based on the principle that aid is most effective when it reinforces good governance, economic freedom and investments in people.

This Evaluation Brief examined investments in rehabilitating education infrastructure and building science laboratories ...
11/20/2023

This Evaluation Brief examined investments in rehabilitating education infrastructure and building science laboratories in schools in Georgia. It was found that improved pedagogy and school infrastructure can indeed lead to a better learning environment.

Learn the final results of the Georgia II Compact project that aimed to improve the quality of STEM education in grades 7-12.

MCC’s $238M Liberia Compact (2016-2021) sought to provide access to more reliable and affordable electricity.Read the fi...
11/19/2023

MCC’s $238M Liberia Compact (2016-2021) sought to provide access to more reliable and affordable electricity.

Read the final evaluation brief for the $207M Energy Sector Project, which included rehabilitating the Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant.

Learn the results of a project from MCC’s Liberia Compact that aimed to improve access to reliable and affordable electricity.

On Monday, September 18, MCC and the United Nations Foundation - UNF  co-hosted a reception during   to highlight how MC...
11/18/2023

On Monday, September 18, MCC and the United Nations Foundation - UNF co-hosted a reception during to highlight how MCC’s model and country-led partnerships drive meaningful progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Discover how partnerships can accelerate progress on the 2030 agenda and learn more about MCC’s role in supporting partner countries to…

11/17/2023
Today, Representatives Adam Smith and Joe Wilson introduced a resolution celebrating MCC's 20th anniversary. Read the fu...
11/17/2023

Today, Representatives Adam Smith and Joe Wilson introduced a resolution celebrating MCC's 20th anniversary. Read the full resolution to learn how MCC's impactful solutions promote economic growth, reduce poverty, and strengthen institutions: https://adamsmith.house.gov/press-releases?ID=B56523F5-A12E-40D6-9D9E-828EDCADA287

For 20 years, the Millennium Challenge Corporation has had tremendous success reducing poverty, building sustainable economic growth, and promoting good governance in lower income countries.

Rep. Joe Wilson and I introduced a resolution today celebrating Millennium Challenge Corporation's 20th anniversary. I commend the Millennium Challenge Corporation - MCC's work to improve lives globally and I look forward to its continued success.

https://adamsmith.house.gov/press-releases?id=B56523F5-A12E-40D6-9D9E-828EDCADA287

MCC recently mapped every signed investment it's ever made to the 17 SDGs to understand how the agency supports partner ...
11/14/2023

MCC recently mapped every signed investment it's ever made to the 17 SDGs to understand how the agency supports partner countries in their SDG ambitions.

The results made clear MCC’s efforts to invest in poverty reduction through economic growth span the full range of the SDGs. In addition to every project supporting Goal 1 to End Poverty and Goal 17 on Partnerships, MCC’s portfolio strongly supports Goal 9 on Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, with over 92% of the agency’s investments supporting innovative infrastructure.

Learn more:
https://www.mcc.gov/blog/entry/blog-100423-mcc-sustainable-development-goals

Helping girls complete more schooling supports women’s economic empowerment, providing them with a wider range of employ...
11/14/2023

Helping girls complete more schooling supports women’s economic empowerment, providing them with a wider range of employment opportunities. This change contributes to greater equality of educational attainment for women and girls.

MCC’s Board of Directors recently endorsed two key improvements to the education indicators on MCC’s scorecards for FY2024.

Learn how a nature-based and youth-& gender-inclusive solution to restore mangroves and coastal ecosystems will build co...
11/13/2023

Learn how a nature-based and youth-& gender-inclusive solution to restore mangroves and coastal ecosystems will build coastal communities’ resilience to climate change and boost fisheries' incomes in Mozambique.

The Mozambique Compact's Coastal Livelihoods and Climate Resilience (CLCR) Project is an innovative, community-led approach to compact development.

By rehabilitating a deteriorated portion of a major highway and increasing the quality of Moldova’s road network, MCC he...
11/10/2023

By rehabilitating a deteriorated portion of a major highway and increasing the quality of Moldova’s road network, MCC helped to reduce transportation costs, enhance road safety, and improve economic outcomes.

Learn more:

Learn the results of a project from MCC’s Moldova Compact that was designed to rehabilitate a 93 kilometer portion of the national M2 Road.

MCC recently released its FY 2024 Indicators Guide. Discover the key indicators our agency uses to assess and measure pr...
11/09/2023

MCC recently released its FY 2024 Indicators Guide. Discover the key indicators our agency uses to assess and measure progress in our mission to reduce poverty and promote economic growth:

Learn how MCC uses third-party indicators to determine which countries should be eligible for MCC assistance.

We just released our FY 2024 Country Scorecards, a key component of MCC's selection process. These scorecards help us de...
11/07/2023

We just released our FY 2024 Country Scorecards, a key component of MCC's selection process. These scorecards help us determine which countries are eligible to receive MCC assistance.

We've also made two significant improvements to the education indicators. Learn how these changes will strengthen education systems. https://ow.ly/A7Pz50Q599Z

Check out this blog for more on the education indicators: https://www.mcc.gov/blog/entry/blog-101723-mcc-girls-education

Are you passionate about making a global impact? Explore exciting career opportunities with MCC!See our openings here: h...
11/06/2023

Are you passionate about making a global impact? Explore exciting career opportunities with MCC!

See our openings here: https://www.mcc.gov/careers

Today, Peter Jaffe joined MCC as Vice President of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Jaffe joins MCC from Paul, W...
11/06/2023

Today, Peter Jaffe joined MCC as Vice President of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

Jaffe joins MCC from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he served as deputy chair of the anti-corruption practice group and provided legal advice on international matters.

Learn more about Jaffe's distinguished career: https://ow.ly/LYGJ50Q4AMC

Celebrate   by learning how MCC and the Government of Indonesia partnered to revitalize Indonesia's cocoa production and...
11/04/2023

Celebrate by learning how MCC and the Government of Indonesia partnered to revitalize Indonesia's cocoa production and meet the growing demand for chocolate products worldwide.

Read more: https://ow.ly/FnLj50Q2jUW

 : Last week, MCC CEO Albright visited The   and   to celebrate the remarkable progress of MCC's programs! Read our pres...
11/03/2023

: Last week, MCC CEO Albright visited The and to celebrate the remarkable progress of MCC's programs!

Read our press release for trip highlights and to learn more about the impact of our programs:

MCC CEO Alice Albright visited The Gambia and Senegal to celebrate the progress of MCC grant programs and learn more about the power of MCC partnership.

MCC is throwing a big birthday party!MCC turns 20 in January 2024, and we’re going to celebrate our journey to reduce po...
11/02/2023

MCC is throwing a big birthday party!

MCC turns 20 in January 2024, and we’re going to celebrate our journey to reduce poverty around the world. We’re inviting our dedicated past and present staff, esteemed stakeholders, and partners to join us for this special occasion!

RSVP at the link below:
https://www.mcc.gov/news-and-events/event/outreach-012424-mcc20thbirthday

During the 2023 World Food Prize Foundation Borlaug International Dialogue, MCC hosted a side event highlighting how the...
11/02/2023

During the 2023 World Food Prize Foundation Borlaug International Dialogue, MCC hosted a side event highlighting how the agency's programming promotes policy and institutional reforms while incentivizing private sector growth opportunities, particularly for smallholder farmers and women. Learn more about MCC's investments in:

◾ Land: https://ow.ly/ATs450Q2hIb
◾ Agriculture: https://ow.ly/8Bv750Q2hIc

MCC and the United States African Development Foundation recently signed a MOU to support DigiFemmes, a program promotin...
11/01/2023

MCC and the United States African Development Foundation recently signed a MOU to support DigiFemmes, a program promoting the growth of women-led small and medium enterprises in Africa.

Launched in 2021 in collaboration with MCC, USAID - US Agency for International Development, Microsoft and local partners, DigiFemmes offers training in and skills to women entrepreneurs to help them expand their businesses. Learn more about the MOU: https://www.mcc.gov/news-and-events/release/release-102723-mcc-usadf-mou

Listen to our podcast to learn how DigiFemmes is future-proofing careers: https://ow.ly/UnjU50Q343y

“I’m so happy to come to see my daughter participate in this camp, so much so that if I was younger and a student, I wou...
10/30/2023

“I’m so happy to come to see my daughter participate in this camp, so much so that if I was younger and a student, I would have participated in the camp too.”

Learn how more than 100 girls in Côte Ivoire gained valuable new skills and knowledge:

Girls in Côte d’Ivoire advance their skills by attending MCC-funded STEM camps.

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