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Blogpost: Which Countries Pass the FY2011 Corruption Indicator? A Preview into Round 8 of the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Country Selection (CDG, 3 Nov 2010)

In this MCA Monitor analysis, Casey Dunning and Sarah Jane Staats summarize which countries pass the latest control of corruption indicator, offering a first look at which countries might be selected as eligible for MCC assistance in FY2011.

In the MCC selection process, countries must pass the control of corruption indicator in order to qualify for MCC money, making it the one so-called “hard-hurdle” for MCC compact eligibility. Though the corruption hurdle is not legislatively mandated, the MCC, with the support of Congress, established the requirement to emphasize the MCA’s mission of providing assistance to promote economic growth and poverty reduction in a select group of poor but well-governed countries.