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US Development Policy

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President Bush’s Second Term and Development: Five Issues Worth Watching

What will George W. Bush’s second term mean for the U.S. role in development? Nancy Birdsall, president of the Center for Global Development, sees two related challenges facing U.S. development initiatives. First is updating and reforming U.S. aid institutions to better meet today’s foreign policy needs. Second is delivering on promises to increase U.S. assistance at a time of rising deficits.

Qualifying for the MCA: An Update

The Millennium Challenge Corporation has posted data for each candidate country for each of the 16 indicators that will be used to select qualifying countries during the first year. This step follows its announcement in early March of the methodology it proposes to use to select countries for the first year of the program. The MCC Board is expected to meet in early May to officially announce the countries that will qualify during the first year. This memo uses the MCC’s recently-released data to examine the countries most likely to qualify during the first year.