The Millennium Challenge Corporation and Ghana

Posted: 14 Sep 2009

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Alnoor S. Ebrahim

Tufts University

V. Kasturi Rangan

Harvard Business School - Marketing Unit

Date Written: July 17, 2009

Abstract

A U.S. government agency, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), provides aid to developing countries, focusing on poverty reduction through economic growth. It measures results through an economic rate of return based on increases in farmer incomes anticipated over twenty years. As MCC and Ghana finalize a $547 million grant for agriculture and transportation infrastructure, they come up against an accountability and measurement problem: how to address an urgent request from Ghana to fund community services - such as schools and drinking water--for which the results will be more difficult to measure.

Suggested Citation

Ebrahim, Alnoor S. and Rangan, V. Kasturi, The Millennium Challenge Corporation and Ghana (July 17, 2009). HBS Case No. 310-025, Harvard Business School General Management Unit, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1473215

Alnoor S. Ebrahim (Contact Author)

Tufts University ( email )

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V. Kasturi Rangan

Harvard Business School - Marketing Unit ( email )

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Boston, MA 02163
United States

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