Sheila Herrling is Millennium Challenge Coporation's Vice President for Policy and Evaluation. Shhe is responsible for managing MCC’s annual country eligibility process for compact and threshold programs; overseeing the development and implementation of MCC Threshold Programs; promoting effective policy improvement in MCC’s compact and threshold operations; managing the technical economic analysis and evaluation methods that underpins MCC’s engagement with partner countries, including the development and conduct of rigorous independent evaluations of MCC programs; managing MCC’s learning and results agenda by monitoring trends in global development policy and sharing lessons learned and best practices internally, internationally, and among USG agencies and other donors.
Before joining MCC, Ms. Herrling was Director at the Center for Global Development (CGD), an independent, nonprofit policy research organization that is dedicated to reducing global poverty and inequality and to making globalization work for the poor. At CGD, she was a founder of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network project—a broad based coalition of international development and foreign policy experts and advocates helping to reform the U.S. foreign assistance program. Sheila was as an advisor on President Obama’s transition team. Prior to CGD, she served in senior management positions at the U.S. Department of Treasury, including Deputy Director of the Office of Development Policy and Advisor to the U.S. Executive Director of the African Development Bank.
February 20, 2013 / Sheila Herrling
How the lesssons of aid measurement, as discussed in this year's Annual Letter from Bill Gates, are being applied by other organizations, like the Millennium Challenge Coproration.
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"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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