CGD Policy Blogs
Last week, CGD hosted a discussion with Alicia Phillips Mandaville and Andria Hayes-Birchler of the Millennium Challenge Corporation about the MCC’s ‘corruption hard hurdle’ –the Corporation’s use of a corruption indicator as a key pass/fail component of selecting which countries are eligible for MCC support.
Our new analysis Hating on the Hurdle explores the MCC’s use of a hard hurdle for its control of corruption indicator and finds that this strict interpretation – a country must be above the median on the corruption indicator to be considered for eligibility – is doing a disservice to the MCC and its partner countries.
This is a joint post with Erin Collinson.
President Obama will deliver his 2014 State of the Union speech Tuesday, January 28. We polled CGD experts to find out what they’re hoping to hear when the president addresses Congress and the nation. Check out their oratorical contributions below and read about the development-related decisions and policies they would like to emerge in support of the rhetoric.