Managing Director, Development Policy
Alicia Phillips Mandaville is the Managing Director of Development Policy at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). This division is responsible for managing MCC’s annual country selection process, along with other questions regarding country eligibility. Mandaville has been a member of this division since 2006, with portfolios ranging from the annual selection process, to aid effectiveness, consultative process, and countries’ performance on MCC’s democratic governance criteria. In 2009 she was detailed to Deputy Secretary of State Jacob Lew’s office for the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review.
Mandaville joined MCC after working for several years at the National Democratic Institute, where she focused on the role of democratic institutions in national poverty reduction efforts. In this role she designed and supported World Bank, DFID, UNDP, and USAID funded programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. She also served as a UNDP consultant for legislative strengthening programs in East Asia and Central Europe and has a number of publications in this field.
In addition to her work in institutional development, Mandaville worked in strategic and crisis communication at the Corporate Executive Board. She holds a BA in International Relations from the College of William and Mary, a Masters in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent in Canterbury, and has completed the coursework for a PhD in Economics at American University.
She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband and son.