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Liberia drops on MCC scorecard

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has released its 2019 score card this week. In this 2019 scorecard, Liberia dropped below the minimal of 10 indicators, passing only 8, including control of corruption, an MCC release issued in Monrovia says.

The MCC says the score card rates the governance performance of countries, mainly developing nations.MCC scorecard is used to determine qualification of countries that benefit from MCC compact grants to promote economic growth and reduce poverty.

Liberia already signed a compact grant in 2015, but still has to keep passing, the release says.

According to the scorecard, Liberia poorly scores 27 percent on political rights; 35 percent on civil liberties; 0.12 on control of corruption; -0.45 on government effectiveness; and -0.07 on rule of law and 59 percent on freedom of information.

On the economic side of the scorecard, Liberia scores -4.4 on fiscal policy; 60.1 on trade policy; 12.4 on inflation; and -0.15 on regulatory quality, among others. — Press release

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