MCC, Jordan Ink Compact

The Millennium Challenge Corp. and the Jordanian government have formalized an agreement that will provide the Middle Eastern country with USD275.1 million in grants for a trio of water-related projects.

MCC CEO Daniel Yohannes and Jordanian Minister of Water and Irrigation Mohammad Najjar signed the compact Oct. 25 in Washington, D.C. As reported by Devex, the compact was approved by the MCC board on Sept. 16.

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All three projects under the MCC compact will benefit Zarqa, considered one of Jordan’s most urbanized but poorest areas.

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    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.