Posted on March 26, 2009 by Rodney Bent, Acting Chief Executive Officer
Today, Transparency International-USA, the global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption, issued a statement welcoming MCC’s release of a comprehensive policy to prevent, detect, and remediate fraud and corruption in MCC-funded activities. Transparency International-USA and other stakeholders provided valuable recommendations to us in developing this policy, drawing from best practices in corruption risk management. With TI and other organizations, we recognize that corruption is one of the greatest barriers to long-term development and to the effective use and accountable management of development dollars. Through the ongoing implementation of MCC’s comprehensive policy, we will continue to combat corruption in every facet of our work in partner countries that are striving to reduce poverty through economic growth in sustainable ways.