||International development agencies have, for decades, worked to remedy global development
challenges. One of these agencies is the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). This
study explores the MCC’s Latin American programming via its evaluations. It specifically
assesses the technical soundness of the MCC’s Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador
evaluations, as well what the findings and soundness of evaluations mean for future
projects in the region. Through document analysis, this study found that the average
evaluation was technically sound, as it employed consistent, appropriate, and objective
metrics. However, evaluation structure varied according to author and proprietor agency.
External evaluations did not directly contradict the findings of MCC-sponsored evaluations.
Evaluations were not inclusive to the intended recipients of MCC programming, beneficiary
groups. Interviews with the authors of evaluations confirmed these findings. The implications
of findings include the importance of culturally competent, inclusive, and multi-faceted
development processes that assimilate learning from prior programming. Findings are
applicable to development and evaluation processes in Latin America.