Danilovich: MCC Works Well With Civil Society

The Millennium Challenge Corp. has sometimes been criticized for keeping closer ties with the private sector than with civil society. These critics are wrong, said Ambassador John J. Danilovich in January 2009, days before leaving his post as MCC chief executive. The government corporation has, on occasion, asked compact applicants to strengthen ties with civil society in order to become eligible for a partnership, he noted.

In his interview with Devex, Danilovich also discussed MCC successes and the importance of aid accountability, international aid reform, and the difference between China and MCC's development strategies, and MCC partnerships, as well as his advice for the next MCC chief.

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  • Oliver Subasinghe

    Oliver joined Devex in late 2008 as an international development correspondent and researcher. He previously served as a microfinance fellow for Kiva in Kenya and Uganda. During his tenure, he worked with Kiva’s field partners to improve their operations and governance. Oliver holds a master's in business from the College of William & Mary.

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