Hillary Bengtsson | Nov. 8, 2013 | Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development
The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) was recently awarded a $375,000 contract from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to conduct an evaluation of MCC’s water project in Ghana.
In 2006, MCC signed a 5-year, $547 million Compact with the Republic of Ghana aimed at reducing poverty through agribusiness development. The University of Notre Dame will help evaluate the benefits of the water component of that project, which was designed to provide water systems to communities in Ghana. A total of 392 water points were constructed, including boreholes, small town water systems, and pipe extensions.