‘On Development’ Podcast

“On Development” is a monthly audio podcast focused on topics of interest for both MCC and our partner countries. Episodes will center on new initiatives or innovations in the development space that are helping to reduce poverty worldwide.

  • Climate Resiliency and Stemming the Mongolian Water Crisis

    In less than three decades, the population of Ulaanbaatar has nearly tripled, increasing the city's demand for water. To prevent imminent water shortages, the $350M MCC-Mongolia Water Compact supports Mongolia's efforts to expand Ulaanbaatar's water supply.

  • Driving Digital Growth

    MCC's VP of Congressional and Public Affairs, Aysha House, speaks with MCC's MD of Data Collaboratives for Local Impact, Agnieszka Rawa and Togo’s Minister of Digital Economy and Transformation, Cina Lawson, about using digitization to unlock economic growth.

  • Nepal Compact Ratification

    MCC’s Aysha House, VP of Congressional and Public Affairs speaks to, Fatema Sumar VP of the Department of Compact Operations about the journey to compact ratification in Nepal, why it was challenging, and what it means for MCC and the U.S. government.

  • The Business of Kindness

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    MCC’s Acting CEO, Mahmoud Bah, speaks to Tamika Tremaglio, Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association on “The Business of Kindness” and how we each can navigate our professional lives to better impact our organizations’ missions.

  • It's Selection Season at MCC

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    In this episode, MCC's Aysha House, speaks to Dan Barnes, Managing Director for Selection, Eligibility, and Policy Performance at MCC, about how the agency selects eligible countries for grant assistance.

  • Back to School with MCC

    In this episode, MCC's Aysha House, Alicia Phillips Mandaville, and Casey Dunning discuss what the agency means when it says it’s a “learning institution” and how MCC applies its learning culture to its programs.

  • Summer Camp with Isa Alcalde and Women in Science Morocco

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    In this episode, MCC’s Yennie Tse and Girl Up’s Isa Alcalde discuss Women in Science (WiSci) Morocco—a camp that brought girls together from around the world to explore their interests in STEAM fields and build leadership skills in a cross-cultural environment.

  • The Foundation of All Development Activities? Part 2 of 2

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    In Part 2 of On Development’s conversation on nutrition, our panel discusses the external challenges—like climate—that make development in this sector even more critical.

  • The Foundation of All Development Activities? Part 1 of 2

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    Part 1 of On Development’s focus on nutrition explores the critical nature of its impact on all development activities.

  • Regional Economic Integration and Private Sector Investment in Africa

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    In Part 2 of MCC Deputy CEO Alexia Latortue’s discussion with Dr. Donald Kaberuka, the conversation turns to regional integration of African economies and private sector investment.

  • On Africa Day, What Will It Take for Economies to Recover When Covid Goes Away?

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    MCC Deputy CEO Alexia Latortue sits down for Part 1 of her discussion with Dr. Donald Kaberuka, Co-chair of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement, to discuss the effects of Covid-19 on African economies.