We know that no single intervention is enough.

In order to affect lasting change in any one sphere, we must improve them all.


holistic_approachThe Millennium Villages Project addresses the root causes of extreme poverty, taking a holistic, community-led approach to sustainable development.

Our work unites science, business, civil society and government in these efforts by empowering communities and partners alike to become a part of the solution to ending extreme poverty. Together, our generation can end extreme poverty.

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Fulfilling the Promise

mp-logo-largeMillennium Promise is the leading international nonprofit organization solely committed to accelerating achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the eradication of extreme poverty, hunger, and preventable disease.

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Earth Institute

eicu-logo-largeA founding partner in the Millennium Villages Project, the Earth Institute is the world’s leading academic center for the integrated study of the Earth, its environment, and society.

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unops-logo-largeUNOPS (the United Nations Office for Project Services) will provide human resource management services to Millennium Promise for its operations in Africa. These services include all HR contract and payroll administration for the Millennium Village Project staff across the MVP clusters in sub-Saharan Africa. The arrangement is in accordance with a Memorandum of Agreement entered into between Millennium Promise and UNOPS dated 23 May 2011.

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mp-partners-smallPowerful Partnerships

Our work is possible because of the motivation and willingness of partners around the world to combine their efforts, merge their ideas, join forces with communities in Africa, and pursue the common goal of together ending extreme poverty.
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The Millennium Development Goals

mdgs-icons-smallThe MDGs reflect an understanding of the many interconnected factors that contribute to extreme poverty and include time-bound and measurable targets to address income poverty, hunger, disease, lack of adequate shelter and exclusion—while promoting gender equality, education and environmental sustainability.

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