Outgoing MCC Chief Urges Obama to Focus on Aid Accountability

Five years after its inception, the Millennium Challenge Corp. and its focus on accountability are already being copied by other aid organizations, said Ambassador John J. Danilovich days before leaving his post as MCC chief executive in January 2009. As he revamps U.S. foreign assistance, President Obama should add resources to the MCC's cause, Danilovich suggested.

In his interview with Devex, Danilovich also discussed MCC successes,international aid reform and the difference between China and MCC's development strategies, MCC partnerships and collaborations with civil society, 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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