Philippines Taps US Lobby Group to Boost MCC Bid

The Philippines tapped Washington-based lobby group Covington & Burling  to assist the country’s bid for a USD439 million compact agreement with the Millennium Challenge Corp, ABS-CBN reports. Under a six-month lobbying contract, Covington & Burling will also work to convince the U.S. Congress to lift its human rights benchmarks used to determine eligibility for U.S. military aid, and increase economic development assistance to the Philippines.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.