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.
New from MCC
- A Call for Collective Action on Governance Data, blog by MCC’s Alicia Phillips Mandaville
- What has MCC Learned from 10 Years of Country Selectivity? Blog by MCC’s Sheila Herrling
In the News
- Forum probes way to gather better data on governance, corruption, article by Stella Dawson of Thomson Reuters Foundation
- The Supreme Court Strikes Down the MCC Corruption hard Hurdle (Well, Sort Of), blog by Center for Global Development’s Charles Kenny
- Launching a Discussion About a Governance Data Alliance, blog post by Global Integrity’s Nathaniel Heller
- Riding a Tiger? How to Harness a Real Data Revolution (Part 2), blog by David Roodman
- Interpreting the Data Revolution: Proceed with Caution (Part 1), blog by David Roodman
- Hating on the MCC’s Corruption Hard Hurdle, blog post, paper and podcast by Center for Global Development’s Charles Kenny and Casey Dunning
- The MCC: Will Simplicity Destroy Credibility, blog post by Brookings Institution’s Steve Radelet
- What the Cable Gets Wrong About MCC’s Upcoming Selection Process, blog post by Center for Global Development’s Sarah Rose
- Misunderstanding Corruption, paper and presentation from the World Bank’s Aart Kraay