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John Danilovich, head of the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC), and Cosme Sehlin, Benin's minister of finance, discussed Benin’s new $307 million compact with the MCC at a CGD event moderated by senior fellow Steve Radelet. Other participants included Simon Pierre Adovelande, national coordinator for MCA Benin, and Michael Grossman, senior country director at the MCC. Video highlights and transcipts are now available.
As the Bush Administration prepares to announce the reorganization of U.S. foreign assistance, Nancy Birdsall, Stewart Patrick and Milan Vaishnav argue in a new essay that making a dent in global poverty will require that the U.S. address four flaws: low volume and poor quality of aid; incoherence in non-aid development policies; lack of a strategy for weak and failing states; and a penchant for unilateral over multilateral action. Related event: Transformational Diplomacy, a talk by Steve Krasner, Director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff.