Democracy That Delivers #155: Matthew McLean on How Countries can Boost Attractiveness for Foreign Investment

05.07.2019 | Ken Jaques |


On the left, guest Matthew McLean. On the right, CIPE Program Officer Ryan Musser.

In this Democracy That Delivers podcast, host Ken Jaques is joined by Ryan Musser, Program Officer for Africa at CIPE, and Matthew McLean, Founder and President of Endsight Consulting. In this episode, they discuss what the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is, what it does, and what criteria MCC looks at when considering funding for countries.

McLean has worked with country governments such as Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, and Niger, which has resulted in their qualification and later acquisition of MCC funding. Endsight Consulting released its “Country Performance Index” that ranks all 54 African countries on their attractiveness for private business and investment. McLean served 20 years in US Government service, including as a White House advisor in the Clinton and Bush administrations.  He was also Chief of Staff and Vice President of MCC during its growth years from 2005-2009. 

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