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10/12/2009: Ambassador Willy C. Gaa Conveys to New MCC CEO Daniel Yohannes GRP Appreciation for Reselection as Compact Eligible for FY 2010

Ambassador Willy C. Gaa Conveys to New MCC CEO Daniel Yohannes GRP Appreciation for Reselection as Compact Eligible for FY 2010

10 December 2009. At the MCC Public Outreach Meeting today, Philippine Ambassador to the United States Willy C. Gaa conveyed to MCC CEO Daniel W. Yohannes the Philippine Government’s profound appreciation for the MCC Board of Directors’ reselection of the Philippines as Compact eligible for FY 2010.

As Compact eligible for 2010, the Philippines can now continue with negotiations for a Compact Agreement, which include on-going technical assessments on the GRP Compact proposal on road infrastructure, fiscal governance and community-led development projects; pre-implementation phase of the Compact proposal; and development of a plan of action under the Policy Improvement Process (PIP) to address performance issues such as control of corruption (COC).

MCC announced that the MCC Board of Directors, during the Board Meeting on 09 December 2009, took the opportunity to review the status of MCC’s Compacts, review the policy performance of MCC’s partner countries, and reaffirm the U.S. Government’s commitment to finding lasting and innovative solutions to global poverty.