The board of directors of the Millennium Challenge Corp. has agreed to reinstate the agency’s threshold program in Niger, which was suspended in 2009 following some actions by Niger’s government that were deemed inconsistent with MCC’s eligibility criteria.
The decision was reached during the board’s quarterly meeting on Wednesday (June 22).
“MCC’s decision to reinstate Niger’s threshold partner status is not only an affirmation of Niger’s return to democratic and constitutional rule, but it demonstrates the importance MCC places on working with countries whose leaders promote democratic principles to advance the well-being, development, and security of their people,” MCC CEO Daniel Yohannes noted in statement.
At its meeting, the MCC board also discussed the approach of the agency to promote and support policy reforms in its partner countries as well as the results of completed MCC compacts and the agency’s progress in mainstreaming gender in its programs.
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