Press Release

MCC CEO Daniel Yohannes Meets with SID-Washington Members

For Immediate Release

July 21, 2010

Washington, D.C.—Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Chief Executive Officer Daniel W. Yohannes and members of the MCC management team today met with the institutional members of the Society for International Development - Washington, D.C. Chapter (SID-Washington) to discuss MCC’s role in international development and reducing poverty.

During the meeting, Mr. Yohannes introduced the new MCC management team and shared his vision for the future of MCC.

In his remarks to the SID-Washington members, Mr. Yohannes said, "MCC is focused on results, accountability, and greater private sector engagement, and is committed to forging new partnerships that will deepen our ability to facilitate change in the lives of the poor.” 

He added, "SID-Washington’s members, including businesses, NGOs, and consultancies, work with passion and purpose to improve the lives of so many around the worldYour valuable contributions to sustainable development are commendable, and we want to continue to work with you to accomplish our common objectives.”

SID-Washington is the largest chapter of the Society for International Development, a not-for-profit founded in 1957 and headquartered in Rome. The mission of SID-Washington is to advance equitable development by bringing diverse constituencies together to debate critical ideas, policies, and practices. For additional information, please visit

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Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. Government agency designed to work with developing countries, is based on the principle that aid is most effective when it reinforces sound political, economic, and social policies that promote poverty reduction through economic growth.  For more information, please visit

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