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CGD’s Steve Radelet Joins the U.S. Government

As many of you who closely track U.S. development policy doubtlessly already know, one of CGD's first senior fellows, Steve Radelet, joined the U.S. government this week as a senior advisor on development in the office of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Kerry & Lugar to MCC CEO: Innovate but Stick to the Original Mandate and Model

In a letter to newly confirmed MCC CEO Daniel Yohannes, Senators Kerry and Lugar describe themselves as "strong supporters of the MCC model and its mandate to fight global poverty though economic growth."  They say the core principles of the MCC--competitive selection based on clear policy performance indicators and country ownership--have allowed the MCC to become a development leader.  The predominately supportive letter from the heads of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee gives the new CEO and his management team some running room to innovate and improve upon the model, but that runn