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Millennium Challenge Corporation

Let's Use Data and Tech to Create a Government That Works

Techonomy | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

We have seen our share of both visionary success, as well as obstructive and grossly ineffective policies. We want to make simple suggestions that we believe would help government avoid the pitfalls of inadvertent bureaucratic congestion and more rapidly improve safety, increase access and regulate more transparently.

U.S. Budget Woes Threaten MCC Money and Model

Sarah Jane Staats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Jane Staats

The prospect of a U.S. government shutdown over the FY2011 budget still hangs over Washington.

Rotary International Names Dynamic New General Secretary

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

There are 1.2 million Rotarians in 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas, and they couldn't have a more capable general secretary than John Hewko.

A Webb of Misguided MCC Ideas

Sarah Jane Staats | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Jane Staats

Senator Jim Webb says the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) should stop funding development projects awarded to non-U.S. companies in Africa. I can think of three reasons this is misguided.

Cutting Off the Honduran Coup's Air Supply

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

With grassroots challenges growing throughout the country and outside supplies being cut off, the question the world is asking is: How long can this last?

Tough Talk on Africa is a Two-Way Street

David Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Lane

Secretary Clinton has made it clear that America has no tolerance for the corruption and impunity that has sadly plagued the independence generation in many African states.

When Aid Agencies Listen

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dennis Whittle

The aid industry has spent over $2 trillion since World War II to help spur the development of poorer countries, with not enough to show for it.

Where Poverty and Culture Intersect: Embracing Local Traditions to Better Fight Poverty

Ivonne A-Baki | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ivonne A-Baki

If the world's poor are to pull themselves out of extreme poverty and onto the path of development, culture is both a means and ends for doing so.