Measuring Governance

MCC uses independent, public data to help select the world’s most well-governed poor countries as eligible for large-scale grant investments in economic growth. The quality of third-party governance data—including the measurement of government efforts to control corruption—directly affect MCC’s approach to selecting country partners. MCC actively works with governance data experts, funders and policymakers to push for more specific, actionable measures of government efforts to fight corruption and promote transparency and accountability.

MCC is seeking improved or expanded indicators and tools that can better capture the actions governments are taking to fight corruption, assessments that would also include the experiences citizens and businesses have had with corruption. As the indicators evolve, MCC will encourage the institutions that produce these indicators and tools to 1) expand coverage of evidence-based corruption assessments and 2) increase the transparency, accessibility, and usability of existing and emerging corruption data.

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