The U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has announced that its Board of Directors, chaired by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, has unanimously selected The Gambia, Togo, Senegal, and Mauritania for new MCC grant programs, noting that it will develop a program with each country that is tailored to the challenges facing its economy.
The grants are for large-scale infrastructure investments and policy and institutional reforms.
MCC Executive Director Alice Albright stressed in a press conference that the partnership underscores the United States enduring commitment to Africa and MCC’s commitment to creating a stronger, more resilient global community.
Albright added that since its creation in 2004, MCC has invested $9.5 billion in 24 African countries, making it a “critical partner for African countries. This independent US government agency aims to reduce global poverty by stimulating economic growth.