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The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is hereby soliciting representative nominations for the MCC Economic Advisory Council (‘‘The EAC’’). The EAC serves MCC in a solely advisory capacity and provides advice and guidance to economists, evaluators, leadership of the Department of Policy and Evaluation (DPE), and senior MCC leadership regarding relevant trends in development economics, applied economic and evaluation methods, poverty analytics, as well as modeling, measuring, and evaluating development interventions, including without limitation social and gender inclusion.

In doing so, an overarching purpose of the EAC is to sharpen MCC’s analytical methods and capacity in support of continuing development effectiveness. It also serves as a sounding board and reference group for assessing and advising on strategic policy innovations and methodological directions in MCC.

The EAC focuses on issues related to the analytical products and strategy used as inputs to compact and threshold  program development and decision making, on learning from MCC experience about program effectiveness  and impact, and to reflect on the broader global development trends and context of MCC’s work. The EAC provides advice, recommendations, and guidance from experts in academia and the international development community on the design and implementation of programs in a structured and integrated manner.

The EAC is seeking members from a range of academic organizations, independent think tanks, and international development agencies to add to its current membership. Members will be chosen to represent a diversity of expertise, background and geographic experience.

Nominations for EAC members must be received on or before 5 p.m. EDT on August 2, 2019.

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