Which countries are leading the pack on achieving the Millennium Development Goals? My guest this week is CGD research fellow Ben Leo. In a new working paper, Ben lays out an index for measuring country-level progress towards the MDGs. His paper, the first to offer comparative country-level rankings of progress towards key MDG-related indicators, finds some surprising trailblazers.
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The Senate Appropriations Committee recently released its FY2011 State, Foreign Operations bill and while funding for the Millennium Challenge Corporation still remains at $1.1 billion, $175 million below the president’s request, the bill includes significant procedural changes to the MCC. Some of these fixes – longer and concurrent compact authority and
What do EBay, Episcopal Relief and Development, and Levi Strauss & Co. have in common? They (and more than 200 other prominent organizations and individuals) are calling on President Obama to create the first-ever U.S. global development strategy and to rewrite the outdated 1961 Foreign Assistance Act with Congress.
Twelve USAID management jobs require Senate confirmation. To date, only one official—the administrator—has been confirmed. Two more nominees have had confirmation hearings (hooray!) which means USAID might have new assistant administrators for Latin America and Asia before the Senate recess begins on August 6.