Ambassador Veiga discusses International Development Assistance effectiveness at American University

The theme of International Development Assistance effectiveness was at the center of a discussion held at the Kay Spiritual Center, American University, in Washington, D.C., where Ambassador Fatima Veiga participated as a discussant on April 23, 2012. The Kay Spiritual Center, American University and The Esquel Group Foundation sponsored the event.

Mr. Stahis Panagides, former MCC Resident Country Director in Cape Verde, presided, focusing on examples drawn from hands-on experience in and outside the US, working with bilateral and international development-aid agencies, civil society, and the private sector.

Ambassador Veiga expanded on the specific cases of Cape Verde’s partnerships for development, the importance of country ownership and country-led solutions.