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  • Issue Brief posted August 20, 2015 by Lisa Curtis Sri Lankan Poll Results Augur Well for Relations with the U.S.

    Monday’s parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka will bring to power a coalition government headed by Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP), which is expected to continue democratic reforms and efforts toward ethnic reconciliation that were started six months ago. This is welcome news for the U.S., which has been pressing Colombo to improve the human rights of…

  • Backgrounder posted February 26, 2015 by Lisa Curtis, Olivia Enos Combating Human Trafficking in Asia Requires U.S. Leadership

    Despite increased U.S. foreign policy attention over the past decade, human trafficking remains widespread and deeply entrenched in many Asian countries. The precise number of people being trafficked is difficult to estimate, but new studies suggest nearly 36 million victims worldwide. Of those 36 million, nearly two-thirds are from Asia.[1] Total profits from worldwide…

  • Posted on May 6, 2014 by Bryan Riley Don’t Reauthorize OPIC Without Debate

    The proposed Electrify Africa Act of 2014 is intended to “encourage access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa.” That’s...…

  • Posted on February 9, 2014 by James Roberts Corruption Blocks Influence of Foreign Aid

    Why do some nations that receive U.S. foreign aid year after year never seem to improve, or move beyond the dependency...…

  • Posted on January 28, 2014 by James Roberts Congress Tells MCC to Get Back to Basics

    Buried in the 1,582-page, trillion-dollar “omnibus” budget bill for fiscal year 2014 is some very tough language that in...…

  • Posted on September 20, 2013 by James Roberts Obama’s MCC Rewards Bad Behavior in El Salvador

    Last week, the U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) approved a five-year, $277 million foreign aid...…

  • Posted on July 29, 2013 by James Roberts Millennium Challenge Corporation Goes Off Course in Georgia

    The U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors recently approved a five-year, $140...…

  • Posted on October 3, 2012 by Terry Miller U.S. Foreign Aid Lacks Transparency, New Study Says

    A new study by the international watchdog group Publish What You Fund finds U.S. foreign aid programs lagging seriously...…

  • Posted on July 27, 2011 by James Roberts Foreign Aid: Coburn Focuses on Economic Growth, Corruption, and Results

    Senator Tom Coburn’s (R–OK) plan to reduce the federal deficit by $9 trillion over the next 10 years includes cuts to...…

  • WebMemo posted April 8, 2011 by James M. Roberts Obama’s Radical Climate Change Agenda Driving U.S. Foreign Aid Policy

    President Obama and his congressional allies’ domestic climate change agenda—“cap and trade”—failed in the last Congress due to extensive opposition to its costly regulations and barriers to growth. Having failed to enact draconian climate change legislation domestically, however, President Obama has quietly shifted some of these efforts overseas by funneling millions of…

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  • Backgrounder posted February 26, 2015 by Lisa Curtis, Olivia Enos Combating Human Trafficking in Asia Requires U.S. Leadership

    Despite increased U.S. foreign policy attention over the past decade, human trafficking remains widespread and deeply entrenched in many Asian countries. The precise number of people being trafficked is difficult to estimate, but new studies suggest nearly 36 million victims worldwide. Of those 36 million, nearly two-thirds are from Asia.[1] Total profits from worldwide…

  • Backgrounder posted March 1, 2011 by James M. Roberts Not All Foreign Aid Is Equal

    Abstract: The record of development assistance as a catalyst for long-term sustainable economic growth is abysmal. Perhaps the only exception is the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), which requires countries to demonstrate foremost a commitment to good governance, sound economic policies, and the well-being of their citizens. As Congress considers ways to reduce the…

  • Issue Brief posted August 20, 2015 by Lisa Curtis Sri Lankan Poll Results Augur Well for Relations with the U.S.

    Monday’s parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka will bring to power a coalition government headed by Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP), which is expected to continue democratic reforms and efforts toward ethnic reconciliation that were started six months ago. This is welcome news for the U.S., which has been pressing Colombo to improve the human rights of…

  • WebMemo posted April 8, 2011 by James M. Roberts Obama’s Radical Climate Change Agenda Driving U.S. Foreign Aid Policy

    President Obama and his congressional allies’ domestic climate change agenda—“cap and trade”—failed in the last Congress due to extensive opposition to its costly regulations and barriers to growth. Having failed to enact draconian climate change legislation domestically, however, President Obama has quietly shifted some of these efforts overseas by funneling millions of…

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  • Issue Brief posted August 20, 2015 by Lisa Curtis Sri Lankan Poll Results Augur Well for Relations with the U.S.

    Monday’s parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka will bring to power a coalition government headed by Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP), which is expected to continue democratic reforms and efforts toward ethnic reconciliation that were started six months ago. This is welcome news for the U.S., which has been pressing Colombo to improve the human rights of…

  • Backgrounder posted February 26, 2015 by Lisa Curtis, Olivia Enos Combating Human Trafficking in Asia Requires U.S. Leadership

    Despite increased U.S. foreign policy attention over the past decade, human trafficking remains widespread and deeply entrenched in many Asian countries. The precise number of people being trafficked is difficult to estimate, but new studies suggest nearly 36 million victims worldwide. Of those 36 million, nearly two-thirds are from Asia.[1] Total profits from worldwide…

  • WebMemo posted April 8, 2011 by James M. Roberts Obama’s Radical Climate Change Agenda Driving U.S. Foreign Aid Policy

    President Obama and his congressional allies’ domestic climate change agenda—“cap and trade”—failed in the last Congress due to extensive opposition to its costly regulations and barriers to growth. Having failed to enact draconian climate change legislation domestically, however, President Obama has quietly shifted some of these efforts overseas by funneling millions of…

  • Backgrounder posted March 1, 2011 by James M. Roberts Not All Foreign Aid Is Equal

    Abstract: The record of development assistance as a catalyst for long-term sustainable economic growth is abysmal. Perhaps the only exception is the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), which requires countries to demonstrate foremost a commitment to good governance, sound economic policies, and the well-being of their citizens. As Congress considers ways to reduce the…

Find more work on Millennium Challenge Corporation
Find more work on Millennium Challenge Corporation