Maximizing the Value of Philanthropic Efforts through Planned Partnerships between the U.S. Government and Private Foundations. Millennium Challenge Corporation: Public Sector Innovation in Global Development


The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is one of several U.S. government entities and programs that represent innovative approaches to public philanthropy in health, development, and other fields. MCC provides aid through a transparent mechanism with a strict focus on accountability and results, working only with countries with demonstrated high potential for sustainable economic growth. Although MCC staff perceive that other donors could increase the impact of their own efforts and funds by dovetailing with its work, in practice MCC has formed relatively few partnerships with foundations to date, because their focus on supporting economic growth has led them to focus primarily on the private, for-profit sector.

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