'Smart Development Through Local Leadership: MCC's Approach to Country Ownership'

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

You are invited to a public presentation and discussion on country ownership.

“Country ownership” has been broadly embraced by the international donor community as a critical element of sustainable development.  However, there is no consensus on what “ownership” means, nor are there guidelines for concrete action.  Oxfam America, as a part of its efforts to promote Smart Development, will propose its framework for better understanding ownership. MCC will introduce a new paper on the topic which provides a definition of ownership and addresses the challenges of its implementation in practice.