Join us for a special breakfast session with officials from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), African government and private sector leaders for a discussion on how the MCC uses its annual policy performance scorecards to assess countries for possible eligibility for compact or threshold investments, and how the private sector can use the scorecard to inform investment decisions in Africa.


Learn more about how MCC determines country eligibility and assesses performance on its scorecard in three policy categories: Ruling Justly, Investing in People, and Encouraging Economic Freedom.

In a dynamic policy discussion, African officials from MCC partner countries and U.S. and African private sector leaders will:

  • Discuss specific efforts taken by countries to improve policy performance on the MCC scorecard;
  • Examine the benefits of focusing on policy benchmarks and indicators as a “reform roadmap”; and
  • Outline how policy and institutional reform create an enabling environment ripe for private sector opportunities.

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is an innovative and independent U.S. foreign aid agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty. Created by the U.S. Congress in January 2004 with strong bipartisan support, MCC is changing the conversation on how best to deliver smart U.S. foreign assistance by focusing on good policies, country ownership, and results.  



Friday, May 5, 2017

Tugela Room – Southern Sun, Elangeni-Maharani Hotel, 63 Snell Parade Road, Durban

7:30AM Breakfast & Registration

8:30AM Welcome

Dr. Mima S. Nedelcovych, President & CEO | Initiative for Global Development

8:40AM MCC Presentation

The MCC team will walk participants through the agency’s country selection process and benchmarks in determining country eligibility. Officials will provide details on identifying candidate countries and how each individual country is scored for each of the policy indicators that MCC uses to determine eligibility for its assistance programs. Participants will gain insight into the final selection process and maintaining compact eligibility.

  • Kyeh Kim, Acting Vice President, Department of Compact Operations | Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Chris Maloney, Managing Director, Selection, Eligibility, and Policy Performance | Millennium Challenge Corporation

9:20AM Coffee Break

9:30AM Rapid Fire Presentations

In a series of rapid fire presentations, African officials from two MCC-eligible countries and U.S. and African private sector leaders will demonstrate firsthand how each country reached the MCC scorecard indicators; showcase steps towards developing a compact; and highlight public-private partnerships to deliver compact results. 

Moderator, Carol Pineau, Anchor | Africa Today TV

  • Ndeye Koroma, CEO | Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit (MCCU), Sierra Leone
  • Brahima Mocktar Toure, Director of Cabinet for the State Minister
    Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
  • Justin DeAngelis, Managing Director | Denham Capital Management
  • Jay Ireland, President & CEO | GE Africa
  • Guy M’ Bengue, Board Member | CGECI & Chairman | International Committee 

In a moderated discussion, participants will have an opportunity to ask specific questions on country selections, eligibility, and achieving policy indicators on the MCC scorecard to MCC officials and MCC-eligible country teams.

Moderator: Carol Pineau, Africa Today TV

10:25AM Wrap-Up and Next Steps