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Round Six of the MCA: Which Countries Are Most Likely to Be Selected for FY2009?

Amy Crone
November 24, 2008
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On December 11th, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board will select the countries eligible to apply for funding in 2009. With funding tight, few new countries passing the eligibility indicators test, twelve of eighteen countries with signed MCC compacts failing the indicators test, and an uncertain future in the new administration, this year's selection round will both test the MCC's adherence to its principles and perhaps set new precedents.

In "Round Six of the MCA," CGD's MCA Monitor team takes a hard look at tough choices and predicts which countries the MCC Board is likely to choose.

The paper explores key questions that should guide the Board deliberations this year and offers recommendations for the FY09 and future selection rounds:

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