Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Gender and Economic Development in Millennium Challenge Corporation Indicators: An Assessment and Recommendations

The Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. agency that dispenses foreign aid to promote development in low-income and lower-middle income countries, reviews its indicators and methodology annually and then implements changes. This report analyzes the gender sensitivity of current and potential indicators for evaluating applicant countries. This report proposes modification of four indicators and creation of four indicators for the MCC to promote gender equality as a meaningful investment in economic development. Presentation slides

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Workshop in International Public Affairs, Public Affairs 860, taught by Melanie Manion in Spring 2011
  • Author(s): Xiaojia (Lydia) Bi, Mariah Quinn Duffy, Bickey Rimal, Kelly Thorngate, and Andrew Trembley
  • Client Name: the Millennium Challenge Corporation