Putting Principles into Practice: Lessons from MCC on Country Ownership

 

Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Doors open at 10:45 am

Millennium Challenge Corporation, Bowen Conference Rooms
MCC Headquarters, 875 Fifteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Putting Principles into Practice: Lessons from MCC on Country Ownership

Thursday, December 8, 2011
10:00 am - 11:30 am

MCC Headquarters
875 Fifteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Country ownership is a core principle of MCC’s approach to development. MCC partner countries exercise country ownership when governments, in close consultation with citizens, take the lead in setting priorities for MCC investments, implementing MCC-funded programs, and being accountable to domestic stakeholders for both making decisions and achieving results.

Join MCC and Oxfam America for a discussion about country ownership: How effective has it been, what lessons have we learned, and what do partner countries have to say about it?

Welcome remarks:

  • Sheila Herrling, Vice President for Policy and Evaluation, MCC

Panelists:

  • Sarah Lucas, Director, Department of Policy and Evaluation, MCC; author of “Principles into Practice: Country Ownership”
  • Gregory Adams, Director of Aid Effectiveness, Oxfam America
  • Samuel O. Batcho, National Coordinator, Millennium Challenge Account-Benin
  • Reginald Munisi, Civil Society Joint Platform for Engagement-Tanzania