Outgoing MCC Chief Offers Advice to Successor

Now that the Millennium Challenge Corp. is up an running, the next challenge will be implementing compacts, said Ambassador John J. Danilovich in January 2009, days before leaving his post as the government corporation's chief executive. Danilovich urges his successor to "concentrate on the internal administration but also the relationship with Congress and the NGO community while being the public face of the MCC."

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 outreach to civil society.

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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.