At a session earlier today hosted by Business Fights Poverty, MCC Deputy CEO Mahmoud Bah gave online attendees much to think about: "The title of the session was think globally and act locally, right? I think it's only one side of the equation. The other side is to think and listen locally, and act globally."
The MCC CEO, Alice Albright, departed Marrakech, Morocco today after leading the U.S. delegation at the 14th U.S.-Africa Business Summit — an event to catalyze increased two-way trade and investment as well as strengthen partnerships with governments, multilateral organizations, and private sector partners across the African continent.
From hospitals to schools, businesses to government institutions, we are celebrating the MCC-Ghana Power Compact closeout and the brighter future it is creating for the #Ghanaian people. #BrighterFutureMCC
Happy #AfricaDay from MCC!
Across the African continent 🌍, MCC is investing roughly $9B with 24 partner countries to promote good governance and #economicfreedom.
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Deputy CEO Mahmoud Bah reflects on his 12-year tenure with MCC and his excitement to continue working with our partners to lift the less fortunate out of poverty.
With better access to electricity, more students can study at night, hospitals can provide better care, and businesses can grow and thrive. The MCC #Nepal Compact will help increase the supply and access of reliable electricity to homes and businesses. U.S. Embassy, Nepal
Stronger roads mean safer conditions for travelers, less vehicle wear and tear, and lower transport costs for people and businesses. The MCC Nepal Compact will help create a network of smoother, longer-lasting, and sustainable roads along the East West Highway. U.S. Embassy, Nepal #nepal
📣 *Just Released* In Episode 7 of MCC's podcast #OnDevelopment managing director for selection & eligibility Dan Barnes talks scorecard season at MCC.
How is MCC selective in its approach to development? What’s an example of the “MCC Effect”? How has the scorecard evolved over time?
Listen to the full podcast episode on your favorite platform or at MCC.gov: http://ow.ly/ogxe50GRg7H
And learn more from our latest blog on how the scorecard is getting more inclusive:
📢 In episode 3 of "On Development," MCC's podcast, MCC VP Aysha House hosts a panel discussion on the importance of nutrition programs in the developing world with USAID - US Agency for International Development Chief Nutritionist Shawn Baker and MCC Deputy VP Katerina “Kat” Ntep.
This episode explores the foundational nature of nutrition in international development and how agencies across government can best leverage their strengths for maximum impact. Listen in and let us know what topics you'd like to hear MCC cover! https://www.mcc.gov/news-and-events/podcast/episode-081121-nutrition-pt1
In episode two of "On Development," MCC's relaunched podcast, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Alexia Latortue continues her conversation with Dr. Donald Kaberuka, renowned economist and Co-chair of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement. This episode focuses on private sector investment and the African Continental Free Trade Area. Listen in and let us know what development topics you'd like to see MCC cover! https://www.mcc.gov/news-and-events/podcast/episode-062421-kaberuka-pt2
It’s here! MCC has officially launched its new podcast series #DevelopmentMatters. Check out Episode 1 - MCC’s Deputy CEO Alexia Latortue speaks with Dr. Donald Kaberuka, the former President of the African Developmental Bank, and a special envoy for the African Union to mobilize international economic support for the fight against COVID-19.
In this episode, Dr. Kaberuka discusses the intersection between global health security and global health equity, and how COVID-19 has had a disproportionate effect on Africa. With decades of experience in economic development, Dr. Kaberuka has a keen insight on how Africa can recovery and continue to grow. #AfricaDay202
“When I was Ambassador to Liberia, I remember looking out come nightfall, and seeing young kids studying outside under streetlights because their homes didn't have electricity…[I] imagined how much more could be accomplished if they had electricity in their own homes.
Thanks to the successful completion of [the MCC] compact, for many more Liberian families, the dream is now a reality” – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas Greenfield
Join us and offer your congratulations to the Liberian people!
#MCCLiberia Millennium Challenge Account Liberia
Join MCC, Millennium Challenge Account Liberia, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas Greenfield, U.S. Senator Chris Coons, Congressman David Price, U.S. Ambassador Christine Elder, U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia, and the Liberian Government as we celebrate the successful completion of the #MCCLiberia Compact!
This investment by the American people more than doubled access to reliable #power and #water to the 1.1 million residents of #Monrovia.
Together we have laid the foundation for economic growth, poverty reduction, and a #BrighterFuture for all Liberians. https://www.mcc.gov/news-and-events/feature/liberia-closeout?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=liberia-close
#PovertyReduction #EconomicGrowth #MCCemPOWERS
MCC is proud to join the Biden-Harris Administration in the fight against #ClimateChange. #MCC will expand and deepen a commitment to address climate change challenges across our investment portfolio and business operations. Acting decisively is both a moral and economic imperative. #RestoreOurEarth #LeadersClimateSummit #RoadtoGlasgow #EarthDay2021
🌍Learn more about MCC’s Climate-Smart Development: www.mcc.gov/about/priority/climate?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=climate-week-21
Safe and reliable roads and other transport investments help reduce barriers to growth and create opportunities for people and communities. Roads are critical for smooth travel and the transport of goods to rural areas, and improved access to public services like healthcare and schools. Inadequate maintenance makes these essential tasks both challenging and expensive.
That’s why MCC is working to partner with the Government of #Nepal to introduce sustainable, recycled road technology to 350km of the country's strategic road network. Together, we are paving the way for a brighter future for the Nepali people. Embassy of Nepal, USA
It's #WorldWaterDay!🌍💧 #valuingwater
In honor of #InternationalWomensDay and #WomensHistoryMonth, we are proud to celebrate the #women of Morocco. Our partnership with the Government of Morocco is focusing on improving rural incomes by providing farmers like Jamila Benalioua and their families with secure rights to the collective land they have been farming for generations, and agricultural extension services like irrigation, access to credit and entrepreneurial support.
In 2019, Morocco passed new laws guaranteeing women’s rights to inherit collective land within irrigated areas, and explicitly recognize women’s rights to participate in decision making and to share in the proceeds of collective lands. This was a bold step that reaffirmed the equality between men and women established by the Moroccan Constitution. This is a great example of how communities prosper with gender equality. #MCC #WomensRights #ChoosetoChallenge @Millennium Challenge Account-Morocco @US Embassy Morocco
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