MCC CEO Marks Agency’s 10th Anniversary With 10 Lessons

The Hill: 10 Years, 10 Lessons: How to win the fight against global poverty
Daniel Yohannes, chief executive officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

“…For over four years, I’ve had a front row seat on just how the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. government agency committed to fighting global poverty, has been fulfilling that responsibility. MCC’s approach should give Americans confidence that their tax dollars are being invested in ways that deliver concrete results for the world’s poor. As MCC marks its 10th anniversary, it is time to take stock of a new approach that demands greater accountability and transparency,” Yohannes writes, highlighting 10 lessons from MCC. “…Lessons like these that have defined the last decade of MCC’s work prove that there’s a right way for fighting poverty through robust standards of accountability and transparency. While Americans care about the plight of the world’s poor, they also care about not wasting money. Merging such values and interests is imperative for the world of prosperity and progress we all seek” (4/15).