The law requires the identification of all candidate countries for the GJ 2020 and the identification of all countries that would be candidates, but for certain legal prohibitions on assistance. Under sections 606 (a) and (b) of the act, low- and low-middle-income candidate countries must be considered low- and middle-income countries within the meaning of the law. Yet many other African leaders are still ready to oppose the persistent colonial debt of donors. And despite widespread criticism of current practices, donor countries are unlikely to cut aid in the near future. If no one cuts down the downpours of foreign aid, donors must at least make aid more effective by adopting more strategic approaches. The MCC is a courageous attempt. But while the granting of hundreds of millions of dollars to countries like Senegal is a sign of this, there is still a long way to go before it actually revolutionizes foreign aid. Aid decisions must not only be well-intentioned, but also well-studied and timely. MCC, country and country tools, www.mcc.gov/where-we-work; MCC, Do Business With MCC Partner Countries, website, www.mcc.gov/work-with-us/mcc-partner-countries These data models suggest that governments in developing countries are not being pushed or forced by the U.S. government to implement reforms they do not want to implement otherwise. On the contrary, it appears that the MCC effect works through „sympathetic interlocutors“ in low-income and low-income countries, who see the prospect of a GCC „good label of fiscal rejection“ – and access to hundreds of millions of dollars in flexible subsidies from the U.S. government – as an opportunity to mobilize domestic reform efforts and neutralize the anti-reform opposition. Related Content Global Development Global Development Disrupted: Findings from a survey of 93 leaders George Ingram and Kristin M.
Lord Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Future Development Why developing countries get st stuck with weak institutions and how foreign actors can help Bradley Parks, Mark Buntaine, and Benjamin Buch Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Future Development Will Chinese development projects pave the way to inclusive growth? Bradley Parks Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Malawi is a long-time partner of the MCC. It was one of the first countries selected for the growth program and eventually joined a compact eligibility. After the first compact in 2018, it was selected last year for a second compact. MCC is currently focusing on implementing new restrictions on growth analysis to inform program management. Malawi has passed the scorecard for 13 consecutive years and, despite some corruption problems, it will probably be re-elected for compact development. Congress was right to limit threshold programs in the immediate post-compact period. But now that there have been years – in some cases, nearly a decade – since many former compact countries completed their programs, it is time to reconsider this restriction and consider limiting its implementation. Despite abandoning the MCC selection criteria, Senegal is on track to secure significant funding from the organization. In April 2009, the MCC even awarded the Senegalese government a $13.39 million grant to help it sign a „compact,“ as the agency calls its multi-year funding agreements.