WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign released the following statement welcoming Sean Cairncross as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
Tom Hart, North America executive director at The ONE Campaign:
“Since its creation in 2004, the Millennium Challenge Corporation has used data and innovation to reduce extreme global poverty and promote growth in some of the world’s poorest countries. Its mission remains essential. That’s why it’s critical for the organization to have a strong leader at the helm to continue the agency’s mission of helping people lift themselves out of poverty and articulate its immense contributions — especially as some leaders are questioning the value of America’s development programs.
“ONE thanks the Senate for confirming Mr. Cairncross and other members of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Board of Directors. We look forward to working with these leaders in the months ahead to support the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s work in sub-Saharan Africa and around the globe.”