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MCA Monitor El Salvador Report from the Field

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Publication Date: September 2008

Publisher(s): Center for Global Development; Center for Global Development

Author(s): Amy Crone; Amy Crone

Topic: International relations (International relief and humanitarian assistance)

Coverage: El Salvador El Salvador


This ninth MCA Monitor Report from the Field is a snapshot-in-time of El Salvador’s program in the early phases of its implementation, during a year in which the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is under pressure to increase and accelerate disbursements, demonstrate tangible impacts, and substantiate the country-driven model as a viable alternative to traditional U.S. government foreign assistance. El Salvador’s experience highlights the challenges of balancing country ownership and oversight as well as managing procurement and expectations. The report suggests solutions to pressing questions related to country ownership, the consultative process, donor coordination, aid effectiveness, and transparency.