The ongoing review and reform of the U.S. development policy may well diminish the independence of 6-year-old Millennium Challenge Corp. as the Obama administration moves toward centralization and harmonization of its aid efforts under the State Department, This is Africa said in a recent post.

Citing the ongoing Presidential Study Directive on U.S. Global Development Policy and the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, the post noted that the development of a “whole of government approach” toward aid likely under the State Department flagship “would not necessarily fit with the MCC’s model.”

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    Tarra Quismundo joined Devex Manila as a staff writer in October 2009 after more than six years of working as a reporter for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, a nationwide daily, for which she covered major breaking news in politics, military, police and international affairs. Tarra's Devex News coverage focuses on key Asian donors and top aid officials around the globe.