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MCC investments in the agricultural economy aim to create jobs, raise incomes, boost nutrition, and reduce poverty by financing vital infrastructure, increasing market access, and providing technical assistance to strengthen businesses from farm to consumer.
MCC recognizes that sustained economic growth relies on domestic- and foreign-financed investments. These investments, in turn, rely on well-regulated financial markets and trade-promoting policies. Incentives and direct public support can inject capital into new sectors or ventures, paving a pathway for follow-on private investment. Such public support can mitigate the unknown risks inherent in exploratory investments.
Poverty reduction and economic growth are possible when countries invest in educating their people. MCC works with partner countries to ensure that students obtain the knowledge and skills that can help them get better jobs and improve their livelihoods.
MCC energy sector investments help create self-sustaining electricity systems for businesses and households, and attract private investment.
MCC recognizes that a healthy population—including reduced illness and increased life expectancy—is critical for achieving sustained economic growth and poverty reduction.
Safe, reliable and cost-effective roads improve access to public services like healthcare and schools, lower the time and cost of bringing goods to market, and facilitate regional and international trade – all of which help drive growth and fight poverty.
Safe and reliable water and wastewater systems are a vital component in fulfilling MCC’s mission of reducing poverty through economic growth around the world.
Effective, just, and accountable implementation of government policies and programs are critical foundations for sustained economic growth. MCC works closely with partner countries to strengthen and support these critical elements of good governance.