A Discussion with Millennium Challenge Corporation’s CEO Sean Cairncross
Please join us for an armchair discussion with Sean Cairncross, CEO, to hear more about his vision for the future direction of the MCC and U.S. foreign aid.
Since its creation in 2004, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has acted as a key U.S. foreign assistance instrument focused on economic growth, country partnerships, and cost-effective projects. Its impact spans nearly 50 countries around the world in the agriculture, education, energy, health, and infrastructure sectors. MCC's three different grant systems—compacts, concurrent compacts for regional investments, and threshold programs—address the underlying causes of poverty and promote economic growth by working with the private sector and supporting regulatory reforms.
Sean Cairncross was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation and was sworn in on June 24, 2019. As CEO, Mr. Cairncross leads the agency and provides strategic direction and vision as MCC fulfills its mission of reducing poverty through economic growth and advancing America’s interests around the globe.
Sean Cairncross was the former Deputy Assistant to President Trump and Senior Advisor to the White House Chief of Staff. Before his work at the White House, Mr. Cairncross served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Republican National Committee for the 2016 election cycle.
This event is made possible by general support to CSIS.