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Single Week Brings More Than $125 Million to Off-Grid Energy Sector

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 10.26.2016 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

Last week was a huge week for private and public investment in the off-grid clean energy sector. The off-grid sector continues to grow, offering affordable, reliable energy services to unelectrified and under-electrified populations around the world.

The Next Phase of an American Legacy: John Kerry, Global Health and Financing for Development

Deborah Derrick | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

This week's Financing for Development (FfD) Conference - a major gathering to advance the post-2015 development agenda - will be critical in deciding how the world's governments and private sector and civil society partners will contribute to international development in the future.

The Millennium Challenge Corporation Has Transformed Foreign Economic Aid

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

Over the last decade a quiet revolution has been underway in Washington, D.C. The change began ten years ago this week with the launch of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the U.S. corporation that has transformed the nation's foreign economic aid.

Electricity Will Give Life to Economic Growth in Africa

Susan McCue | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Susan McCue

Lack of access to safe, reliable, affordable energy has a deep impact on people's lives and on a country's ability to sustain real economic growth. That's why, for millions of people living in extreme poverty across the continent of Africa, the solution can begin with a connection to electricity.

How the US Is Bullying El Salvador Into Using Monsanto's GMO Seeds

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our government is missing the chance to correct past mistakes and to partner with the Salvadoran people as they journey toward a just and peaceful society. The American people can do better.

MCC's Distinct Model for Development

Patrick Fine | Posted 03.07.2012 | World
Patrick Fine

While we appreciate Ken Adelman's description of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) as "[t] he best government innovation of the past decade,"...

A Tale of Two U.S. Global Development Budgets

Sarah Jane Staats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Jane Staats

Adding to the usual budget chaos in Washington this time of year is not one, but two budgets. Yes, Congress is still trying to settle FY2011 funding levels.

Too Cute by Half on Honduras, Mr. President

Al Giordano | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Al Giordano

Less than seven months into the Obama administration, promise of progress in U.S.-Latin American relations is now at risk because of a ham-handed response to the June 28 military coup in Honduras.

Saving States From Terrorists (or, Stand with Westphalia)

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mike Signer

As we enter a shiny new decade, we should embrace a cozy and decidedly pre-modern tradition: the system of sovereign states that has served us well since the 17th century.

The Millenium's Challenge

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

The MCC has been praised as an innovative instrument of foreign aid and is an interesting experiment in trying to keep money out of the hands of gangsters.

Words Apart

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Microfinance's intellectual debate could be healthy but it oftentimes ends up in intellectual wars that forsake the ultimate goal: the alleviation of extreme poverty.

New MCC CEO Ready to Roll?

Sheila Herrling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheila Herrling

Word has it that the Administration's candidate for the Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO has cleared the arduous vetting process.