Yesterday the MCC Board approved threshold programs with Albania and Paraguay, both of which seek to tackle corruption. The Albania program raises many of the questions Sheila discussed in her blog on the Tanzania Threshold Program, on whether the programs approved to date stack up to the MCC's stated objective.
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The recent attacks by Islamic fundamentalists on the Danish embassies in Lebanon and Syria can be called blind, tragic, even cartoonish. To that list of adjectives, add this one: ironic. According to the Commitment to Development Index, which rates rich countries on how much their government policies help or hurt poorer countries, no nation works harder than Denmark to help people in poorer parts of the world, including predominantly Muslim nations. Few less deserve this hatred.
A few days ago CGD hosted a panel, "Where is the Comparative Advantage: The Global Fund and World Bank HIV/AIDS Program Moving Forward", with Christoph Benn of the Global Fund, Jonathan Brown from the World Bank, and Alex Shakow, author of a