November 18, 2014 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Carolyn Miles, and Connie Veillette
The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network congratulates the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) on 10 years of fighting global poverty and delivering foreign assistance in an innovative, transparent and results-oriented way. MCC has been an important partner in driving U.S. foreign assistance reform, especially in MFAN’s priority areas of accountability and country ownership.
Throughout the past 10 years, the MCC has been committed to delivering smart, effective foreign assistance by focusing on partnerships, country-led solutions and implementation, accountability and results. MCC has put a strong emphasis on policy performance, which has had a positive impact on generating country-led policy reforms in partner countries – known as the “MCC Effect.” The agency has also been a global leader when it comes to aid transparency and the top U.S. agency in sharing timely and quality data about its work. In 2013 and 2014 MCC was rated first and third, respectively, on Publish What You Fund’s Aid Transparency Index, a ranking of more than 60 of the world’s leading donors.
We once again extend our congratulations to the MCC and its 300 dedicated employees on a decade of pioneering reform and look forward to continuing to work closely with the agency to make U.S. foreign assistance more effective and accountable.