2010/2011 Fellowship Program fellows
Anna Minasyan is undertaking a research project entitled ‘The Relation between Millennium Challenge Account Aid and Control of Corruption in Armenia’. This research will address whether funding from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), which provides aid to countries that perform well on their governance indicators, is large enough for Armenia to improve its control of corruption. The research will be done by taking date from: a) the Worldwide Governance Indicators (by the World Bank), which is taken from survey and polls among country specialists and b) the CRRC Date Initiative on Corruption Perception in Armenia, which is a data collection done through surveying the civilian population and relying on their perception of corruption. The research hypothesis states that the incentive of receiving MCC aid has a positive impact on corruption indicators in Armenia. The research methodology used will be to perform a difference-in-difference (DD) comparative analysis and a regression analysis. Results of the two analyses will be compared.