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Public Event

The Millennium Challenge Account: From Start-up to Grown-up?

Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 10:30am to 12:30pm


MCC CEO John Danilovich has taken the reins of the MCC in what may prove to be its most critical year to date, a year that firmly transitions the corporation from program start-up to program implementation. MCA watchers -- supporters and skeptics alike -- are anxious for proof that the MCA is truly innovative, nimble, transformative, and able to maintain its development focus. And there is mounting pressure for the MCC to show results on the ground, never mind that real growth and poverty reduction results won't appear for at least another year. 

CGD hosted a moderated dialogue with policymakers and practitioners on the MCC's key successes, future challenges and innovation potential. 

Watch the Opening Remarks*:
Introduction: Steve Radelet - Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
Ambassador John J. Danilovich - Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation
*(Video streams in Quicktime-- if you do not have Quicktime on your computer download it for free)

Full text transcript (PDF)

Dialogue participants:
Janet Ballantyne - Vice President for International Development, Abt Associates Inc. and Former Acting Deputy Administrator, USAID
Roger Bate - Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
John Hewko - Vice President of Operations, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Mark Lippert - Director of Foreign Policy, Office of Senator Barack Obama
Steve Radelet - Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
H.E. Tertius Zongo - Ambassador of Burkina Faso