Transparency is one of the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) four core principles of effective development assistance, along with good governance, country ownership, and a focus on results. The MCC scored first overall in the 2013 Publish What You Fund Aid Transparency Index, a measure that assesses 39 indicators by looking at organizations’ published data and their commitment to transparency.
On February 6, the Brookings Institution and the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) hosted MCC Vice President of the Department of Policy and Evaluation Beth Tritter to launch “Principles into Practice: Transparency,” the newest report in MCC’s “Principles into Practice” series. The report outlines six lessons the agency has learned from increasing transparency, and also examines key challenges for the future. After the short presentation of the report, Ms. Tritter sat for a panel discussion on donors’ experiences with becoming more transparent moderated by George Ingram, a senior fellow at Brookings and co-chair of MFAN.