MCA Monitor: Which Countries Jump the FY2010 Corruption Hurdle? A Preview into Round 7 of Millennium Challenge Account Country Selection

September 21, 2009

In this MCA Monitor analysis, a preview to the team's predictions for which countries are likely to be selected for eligibility, Casey Dunning and Sheila Herrling summarize which countries pass the conrol of corruption indicator.

In the MCC selection process, the only indicator that countries must pass in order to qualify for MCC money is control of corruption, one of the governance indicators developed by the World Bank Institute. Though the corruption requirement is not legislatively mandated, the MCC, with the support of Congress, made it the only "hard hurdle" in order to help ensure that MCA funds go to a select group of poor but well-governed countries.

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