Jan

14

CGD TALKS
11:30—1:00 PM
Center for Global Development
2055 L Street NW
- Fifth Floor

The Future of MCC Partnerships: New Country Selections and New Strategic Directions

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Remarks by:

Beth Tritter
Vice President, Policy and Evaluation
Millennium Challenge Corporation

Panelists:

Chris Maloney
Managing Director, Selection and Eligibility
Millennium Challenge Corporation

Sarah Rose
Senior Policy Analyst
Center for Global Development

Kristina McNeff
Assistant General Counsel
Millennium Challenge Corporation

Scott Morris
Senior Fellow
Center for Global Development

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Moderated by:

Ben Leo
Director of Rethinking US Development Policy and Senior Fellow
Center for Global Development

Last month, the MCC Board of Directors made its annual decisions about which developing countries are eligible to receive the agency’s large-scale assistance. In the end, they selected five countries for MCC support: Cote d’Ivoire, Kosovo, and Senegal for compact programs, and Sri Lanka and Togo for threshold programs. Several strategic factors and considerations underpinned each of these decisions. Should MCC undertake regionally-based programs? Which previous MCC compact countries should receive further support going forward? Do MCC’s current income-level measures remain fit for purpose for identifying prospective partners?

Join CGD for a conversation with MCC officials about each of these key issues, plus others, and hear how they influenced this year's decisions. Moreover, hear how these considerations and decisions could shape the future direction of MCC partnerships.

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