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Challenging Foreign Aid: A Policymaker's Guide to the Millennium Challenge Account

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  • Steven Radelet
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    In March 2002, President George W. Bush proposed establishing the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), a new foreign aid program designed to provide substantial assistance to a select group of low-income countries that are committed to sound development policies. The MCA could bring about the most fundamental changes to US foreign assistance policy in 40 years.In this study, Steven Radelet examines the MCA's potential promise and possible pitfalls. He offers a rigorous analysis of the MCA's central challenge: making foreign aid more effective in supporting economic growth and poverty reduction in the poor countries. He systematically explores what makes the MCA different and pinpoints the critical issues that will determine its success or failure.The book concludes with important recommendations about how the MCA should be strengthened to solidify its innovation and independence and to ensure coordination with other US foreign aid programs. Written at a practical level, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone seriously interested in the MCA and US foreign assistance policy.

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    This book is provided by Peterson Institute for International Economics in its series Peterson Institute Press: All Books with number cgd371 and published in 2003.

    ISBN: 978-0-88132-354-2
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    Cited by:
    1. Hannes Öhler & Peter Nunnenkamp & Axel Dreher, 2010. "Does Conditionality Work? A Test for an Innovative US Aid Scheme," Kiel Working Papers 1630, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
    2. Chhotray, Vasudha & Hulme, David, 2009. "Contrasting Visions for Aid and Governance in the 21st Century: The White House Millennium Challenge Account and DFID's Drivers of Change," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 37(1), pages 36-49, January.
    3. Dreher, Axel & Nunnenkamp, Peter & Öhler, Hannes, 2010. "Why it pays for aid recipients to take note of the millennium challenge corporation: Other donors do!," Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers 99, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics.

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