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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.
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