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A very nice piece out yesterday from Freedom House on the democracy hurdle for MCC funding. What to do with countries that pass the MCC's "ruling justly" indicators but have questionable democratic processes? And not the classic cases of China or Egypt, but some development darlings like Burkina Faso and Uganda. Is it time, as we proposed recently, to introduce a democracy hard hurdle similar to the existing corruption one? Send us your thoughts.

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