U.S. Senators Question MCC CEO Nominee Sean Cairncross On Credentials, Experience
Devex: Senators question MCC nominee on qualifications
“In a brief nomination hearing Tuesday, senators on the Committee on Foreign Relations asked Sean Cairncross, the nominee for chief executive officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, to outline his relevant credentials — which some in the development community have questioned. … Cairncross outlined three priorities he would pursue at MCC: Maintaining the agency’s model and strong track record of accountable results, he would seek to deepen bipartisan support for the agency; relying on its ‘deeply knowledgeable, talented, and diverse staff,’ he would try to increase collaboration with other U.S. agencies and companies to tap both private sector and domestic partner country resources; and help ‘realize’ regional compacts…” (Saldinger, 2/28).
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