PH gets failing marks on corruption, rule of law from US aid agency
The Philippines has failed in 8 of 20 criteria, including on corruption and rule of law, to qualify for grant from the US aid agency Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC) for developing countries.
The Philippines’ score card for 2020 showed that it passed in at least 12 criteria—fiscal policy, inflation, regulatory quality, trade policy, gender in the economy, land rights and access, political rights, civil liberties and government effectiveness and natural resource protection, girls’ education and child health.
But the Philippines’ 2020 score card showed red, or failing marks, in eight criteria—access to credit, business start-ups, control of corruption, rule of law, freedom of information, health spending, primary education and immunization./TSB
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