Country ownership in disasters — MCC's Philippine experience

MCC, MCA-Philippines on how country ownership bolstered Haiyan response

How can private contractors and other implementing partners take advantage of the country ownership approach to mobilize local communities in responding to disasters like Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines?

Through coordination and cooperation, Marivic Añonuevo, CEO and managing director for the Millennium Challenge Account in the Philippines, told Devex Director for Global Advisory and Analysis Pete Troilo at the first Devex Partnerships and Career Forum in Manila.

MCC, MCA-Philippines on finding local implementers

Añonuevo and John Polk, the Millennium Challenge Corp.’s deputy country director in Manila, also weighed in on best practices in procurement.

Click on the above video clips to learn more insights from both, including how MCA was able to respond swiftly to Haiyan in Samar and Leyte, two of the hardest-hit provinces by the typhoon, or about how MCC’s procurement strategy includes a safeguard program to ensure a smooth process in delivering development outcomes.

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    Lean Alfred Santos

    Lean Alfred Santos is a Devex development reporter focusing on the development community in Asia-Pacific, including major players such as the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Prior to joining Devex, he covered Philippine and international business and economic news, sports and politics. Lean is based in Manila.