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In Memory of Philip Musgrove

Last night, I received the tragic news that Philip Musgrove, my friend and colleague, died in an accident at Iguazu Falls. It is hard for me to write this because it is hard for me to believe Phil is gone. The hole he leaves behind is so very large. Phil appreciated friends, humor, and analytical twists. His criticism could be sharp but the encouragement he offered people was also boundless.

MCC Board Meeting Wednesday: Whither Malawi, Three Compact Completions, Heeding MCC Lessons

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors meets Wednesday. Likely on the agenda: whither the Malawi compact signing; upcoming completion of compacts in Georgia, Vanuatu and Nicaragua; and no decisions on threshold countries. The still unresolved FY2011 budget will hang over the meeting. And eyes are on President Obama in El Salvador today for mention of the MCC and a new U.S. Partnerships for Growth focus.