On Development

On Development

“On Development” is a monthly audio podcast focused on topics of interest for both MCC and our partner countries. Episodes will center on new initiatives or innovations in the development space that are helping to reduce poverty worldwide.

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September 3, 2021 30 min
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In part one of this episode, Aysha House, MCC Vice President of Congressional and Public Affairs, hosts a panel discussion on the importance and imperative of nutrition programs in the developing world with Shawn Baker, the United States Agency for International Development’s Chief Nutritionist and MCC’s Katerina “Kat” Ntep, Deputy Vice President of Sector Operations. Aysha and our guests explore the foundational nature of nutritio...

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Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area, private sector investment and development of robust domestic markets across the African continent are critical to promoting inclusive economic growth. In Part 2 of her conversation with Dr. Donald Kaberuka, Co-chair of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement and renowned economist, MCC Deputy Chief Executive Officer Alexia Latortue e...

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Covid-19 has impacted economies around the world in unprecedented ways, with developing nations most adversely affected, with recent economic forecasts from the IMF estimating that GDP contracted by 2.6 percent across the continent in 2020, and World Bank estimates predicting that the impacts of the pandemic in Africa could drive up to 40 million people into extreme poverty—erasing recent progress. In her illuminating conversation ...

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