Conacyt and the Millenium Challenge Corporation

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By JeckyleandHyde on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 - 8:08 am: Edit Post

Will the Millenium Challenge Corporation authoize contracts with foreign governments or will Peace Corps.

By Art on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 4:09 pm: Edit Post

There are no known officers of this corporation.Itwas by Congress and play a role where USAID is not(i.e.very economically challenged countries). Peace Corps has no known role with the Corporation. It usually works from USAID programs(financing,etc.).

By Alvin G. Edgell ( - on Friday, November 21, 2003 - 4:18 pm: Edit Post

All & Sundry,
If poverty reduction on any scale is a top proiority of the MCC/MCA, will the necessary training of the American designers, managers and implementers on the fundamental cultural worldviews of the intended beneficiaries be adequately addressed? Some degree of cultural change is inevitably involved. This seems to have been an important element in past failires to make a significant impact on poverty. Further, the wording on precise, measurable accountability at every stage may be a continuation of past distortions of "evaluation," where the search for numefrical quantification has led to misjudgments of impacts, expecially long term.

By Anonymous ( on Friday, November 21, 2003 - 5:09 pm: Edit Post

Cultural exchange is a qualitative, rather than quantitative analysis, which is why we focus on it. Numerical quanitification almost always results in a continuation of past distortions, which we qualify through a qualitative, rather than numerical analysis, which, once again, is why we focus on it. Cultural Worldviews of the intended benficiaries tend to agree with the training of the implementors or facilitators of this process, usually leading to numerical quantification of the cultural exchange, which is inevitably involved. The cultural exchange tends not to be an element in past failures to make a significant impact on poverty, due the numerical or, in many cases, financial exchange.

By Anonymous II ( - on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 2:52 am: Edit Post

What the hell did you just say?

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