Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law Threatens MCC Partnership

    An anti-gay law being considered by the Ugandan government could hamper the country’s chances of progressing from a threshold partner to a full-pledged MCC compact country, Reuters reports. Cassandra Butts, the senior adviser of MCC’s chief executive, explained that MCC considers human rights as an important indicator in choosing which countries to upgrade to compact status. In February 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama described the bill as “odious,” Reuters notes.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.

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