Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

The United States of America through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Philippine Government entered into a compact on September 23, 2010, which committed the two governments to work towards reducing poverty through economic growth in the Philippines.  

MCC provided support to three major programs of the Philippine Government: Kalahi-CIDSS of the DSWD; the Revenue Reform Administration Project of the Department of Finance (BIR) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR); and the Secondary National Roads Development Project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The MCC grant to the Philippines was in the amount of US $120 million and covered Kalahi-CIDSS implementation in 164 poor municipalities in Regions CAR, IV-B, V, VI, VII and VIII. Of the 164 municipalities, 102 are new municipalities, while 62 were previously covered by KC-1.

The MCC support to the Kalahi-CIDSS Project were carried out through the Millennium Challenge Account-Philippines (MCA-P), the accountable entity that exercises strategic support and oversight to the three MCC-supported projects.  

The objectives of the Kalahi-CIDSS-MCC Project (or KC-MCC for short) were to:

  • Improve the responsiveness of local governments to community needs;  
  • Encourage communities to engage in development activities; and
  • Deliver benefits to barangay residents through the individual sub-projects.

KC-MCC ended on May 25, 2016.

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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.


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