With rigorous economic research and practical policy solutions, we focus on the issues and institutions that are critical to global development. Explore our core themes and topics to learn more about our work.
In timely and incisive analysis, our experts parse the latest development news and devise practical solutions to new and emerging challenges. Our events convene the top thinkers and doers in global development.
This paper examines the Bush administration's proposed methodology for how countries qualify for the funding from the Millennium Challenge Account in detail, exploring the judgments required and examining some alternative methods. There is no clear right or wrong technique, since there are multiple ways to choose eligible countries that meet the very broad guidelines provided by the president. The author notes that the administration's proposal is a reasonable approach, but offers ways in which it could be improved.
Rights & Permissions
You may use and disseminate CGD’s publications under these conditions.