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Aid Effectiveness and the Millennium Challenge Corporation: A New Approach to US Foreign Assistance

Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Franck Wiebe Chief Economist Millennium Challenge Corporation The MCC is a bilateral US foreign assistance agency (www.mcc.gov) created in 2004 with the mission to “reduce poverty through economic growth.” Dr. Wiebe will discuss why aid is sometimes perceived to be less-than-effective and how MCC’s innovative results framework offers a better way for identifying which interventions work and which don’t (allowing the agency to fund the former rather than the latter). According to Wiebe, aid isn’t dead yet, but it does require changes if it is to deliver on its promises and potential. Franck Wiebe is responsible for ensuring the quality and consistency of economic logic and the analysis of economic impact across all MCC’s activities. He manages the division of Economic Analysis and Evaluation within the Department of Policy and International Relations. In this capacity, Dr. Wiebe oversees the practice of economic analysis that projects the expected effects of proposed activities on local incomes and the implementation of independent impact evaluations upon completion of the programs. Prior to joining MCC, Dr. Wiebe spent more than a decade in Asia working with non-profit organizations, universities and international development institutions, and served as Chief Economist at The Asia Foundation based in San Francisco. He received graduate degrees from Northwestern and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and received his Ph.D. in development economics from Stanford. RSVP to rsvp@publicaffairs.ucla.edu

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Date:
Apr 29
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4:00 pm-6:00 pm
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TBA Public Affairs Building
337 Charles E Young Dr East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States