Country Ownership, Food Security & Economic Growth

1. Building Niger’s Statistical Capacity to Bolster the Agricultural Sector

Food crises are all too common in Niger, a land-locked country, two-thirds of which is Sahara desert. One of the barriers to smart development of a more resilient agricultural sector in Niger has been a lack of reliable and comprehensive data to inform policies and public spending. There just isn’t the budget for quality data collection.

2. Working with Local Communities to Promote Child Health in Indonesia

More than 8 million children in Indonesia suffer from stunted growth. Stunting increases a child’s risk for infections, delayed brain development, and reduced academic achievement and earning potential, leading to a lifetime of missed opportunities. MCC is currently investing $134.2 million to reduce stunting in 11 of Indonesia’s 34 provinces by integrating sanitation, maternal and child health, and nutrition interventions.

3. Supporting Law and Policy Reform to Improve Water Management in Moldova

A reliable water supply is important to Moldovan farmers as they look to export more fruits and vegetables to European and other markets. As part of its Moldova Compact, completed in 2015, MCC supported the Government of Moldova in its efforts to reform laws and policies to transfer authority of water resources to local communities, empowering farmers.



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MCC — the Millennium Challenge Corporation — is an innovative & independent U.S. Government agency reducing global poverty through economic growth.