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MCC’s decision to suspend the partnership is consistent with similar decisions it has made in the past, including with other high-profile partners like Honduras and Armenia, said Sarah Rose, senior policy analyst at the Center for Global Development and former senior development policy officer at MCC.
The elections in Zanzibar could have provided MCC with a “pivotal event,” on which to base their suspension decision, Rose said. With slower deteriorating governance issues — like worsening corruption or challenges to civil liberties — it can be harder to judge exactly when a red line has been crossed, she added.