Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)
The independent US aid agency Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) through the Millennium Challenge Account-Philippines (MCA-P) provided a US $120 million grant to DSWD for the implementation of Kalahi-CIDSS in 164 municipalities in Regions CAR, IV-B, V, VI, VII, and VIII.
This project, shortened to KC-MCC, was intended to improve welfare in rural areas by targeting communities where poverty incidence is greater than the national average with small-scale, community driven development projects. This provides infrastructure and services associated with community-selected and managed “sub-projects,” strengthened community participation in development and governance activities at the village and municipal level, and improved responsiveness of local government to community needs.
The project started in 2011 and ended on May 25, 2016.