Mauro De Lorenzo studies private sector-based approaches to development in post-conflict and post-Socialist countries, focusing on reforms that have made some developing countries attractive to foreign and domestic investment. He also researches Chinese investment and political influence outside the Pacific region, particularly in Africa; the design of policies that promote democratic accountability in aid-receiving countries; and refugee and humanitarian policy.
Special Assistant ("Plus One") to Senator Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), Millennium Challenge Corporation Board of Directors, 2007-present
Consultant, Rwanda and Liberia Presidential Advisory Teams, Brenthurst Foundation, 2007-present
Consultant, Afghan Construction Companies, Kabul, 2005
Associate Producer, "The Price of Aid," BBC/ARTE, 2002-2003
Analyst for Rwanda and Congo, Oxford Analytica, 2001-2004
Research Associate, American University in Cairo, 2001-2002
Research Associate, Makerere Institute of Social Research, Kampala, Uganda, 1999-2001
As the new Congress considers the future of foreign assistance, Daniel Yohannes, CEO of MCC, and panelists from across the political spectrum will gather to discuss whether a bipartisan consensus is emerging on aid effectiveness and assess MCC's experience in putting these best principles into practice.