“We believe that having an empowered civil society and media is crucial in strengthening good governance and scrutinizing policy implementation.” Deputy Foreign Minister Munkhjin of Mongolia
“We are a nation that has for a long time had these democratic values; a culture of transparency of rule of law, rights of people, rights of the press…and we firmly believe that strong democratic values and fast-tracking development can go together.” Minister of Economy, Planning and Cooperation Hott, Senegal
In closing, MCC’s Deputy CEO Alexia Latortue noted that across countries, we can learn and encourage each other and said, “We all know about the power of democracy, and we also know the fragility of democracy—that it requires constant labor and constant sustenance.”
This was an official side event to the White House hosted Summit of Democracy.
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The Millennium Challenge Corporation is an independent U.S. government agency working to reduce global poverty through economic growth. Created in 2004, MCC provides time-limited grants and assistance to countries that meet rigorous standards for good governance, fighting corruption and respecting democratic rights.