MCA Field Report: Madagascar

January 08, 2007
For the past year, CGD's Sarah Lucas has sent snapshot-in-time, on-the-ground assessments of recipient country experiences with the U.S. Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), the Bush administration's signature foreign aid program, to complement our Washington-based analysis of the effectiveness and innovative potential of the MCA. Her new report from Madagascar, the first country to sign an MCA compact, reviews experience at the one-year mark. It is a story of managing expectations, fostering civil society consultation, and making the most of innovation. You be the judge about the importance of what Lucas calls "the invisible year." Learn more