In April 2014, MCC took the initiative to partner directly with experts from civil society, the development and philanthropic communities and the private sector to co-lead the establishment of what is being hailed as a first-of-its-kind Governance Data Alliance. Working with Global Integrity, and with support from Omidyar Network and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, this budding alliance has attracted interest from dozens of organizations.
The Governance Data Alliance has the potential to fill the gaps for measuring governance, uncovering the best data available for identifying countries that share a real commitment to fighting corruption. This data will be useful not just for MCC, but also for the private sector, civil society, development organizations, other government agencies, lawmakers, and anyone with an interest in fighting corruption. MCC is excited to continue playing a leading role in improving governance, promoting transparency and helping to ensure that U.S. development assistance goes to countries that share its values.