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On December 9th, the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) will meet to select the countries that will be eligible to apply for funds from the FY2010 pool of resources. This deliberation marks the seventh round of the MCC eligibility selection process, and many interesting factors come into play this year. In addition to examining individual country performance on the indicators, the MCA Monitor explores current issues affecting the MCC’s selection process including income graduation, budget uncertainty, second compacts, and successful compact implementation in a new paper entitled "Round Seven of the MCA."
On Tuesday, December 1, 2009, The Center for Global Development hosted Which Countries Will the Millennium Challenge Corporation Select for Fiscal Year 2010? discussion with Sheila Herrling, CGD Senior Policy Associate and Director of the Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance Program. Herrling focused on the MCA Monitor’s selection forecast and what principles should guide the MCC Board and new management team as they choose eligible countries for FY2010.