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U.S. – Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

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2_VG_US MCC

OVERVIEW

Have they met the Busan commitment on aid transparency? Yes.

Created by the U.S. Congress in 2004, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is an independent bilateral U.S. foreign aid agency providing large-scale, multi-year grants for global poverty reduction. The agency currently manages compacts and threshold programmes in 45 countries.

ANALYSIS

Achievements and progress
  • MCC scores 89.6% placing it in the ‘very good’ category and second in the 2016 Index ranking. MCC remains the leading U.S. aid agency in terms of transparency.
  • MCC’s open aid portal allows for the free bulk export of data.
  • Since the 2015 U.S. Aid Transparency Review, MCC publishes
  • full organisation file which includes a three year forward-looking budget and its annual report.
  • At the activity-level, contracts and sub-national locations are also published to the IATI Registry.
Challenges and room for improvement
  • Tenders are always published but not to the IATI Registry while current evaluations could not be found.
  • Scores on sub-national locations, results data and activity budgets could all be improved by increasing the coverage of MCC’s activities.
  • For all U.S. agencies, aid data is published only quarterly to the IATI Registry.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • MCC should work towards full implementation of the IATI Standard by publishing all remaining indicators to the Registry. MCC should aim for monthly publication to the IATI Registry.
  • MCC should continue to champion aid transparency and it should share best practice with other U.S. agencies.
  • It should promote the use of its IATI data by developing a plan for systematic outreach to stakeholders including Millennium Challenge Accounts and local partners.

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DONOR PROFILE

2016 Index Score:

Very good

89.6%

2014 Index Score:

Very Good

86.9%

2013 Index Score:

Very Good

88.9%


First published to IATI:

January 2013



INDICATOR SCORING

TOTAL

89.6%

SECTION A

COMMITMENT TO
AID TRANSPARENCY:

8.05/10

SECTION B

PUBLICATION
ORGANISATION LEVEL:

24.52/25

SECTION C

PUBLICATION
ACTIVITY LEVEL:

56.99/65

Commitment

1. FOIA

2. Implementation Schedules

3. Accessibility

Planning

Planning

Financial

Financial

4. Organisation Strategy

5. Annual Report

6. Allocation Policy

7. Procurement Policy

Basic

Classifications

Financial

Performance

12. Implementer

13. Unique ID

14. Title

15. Description

16. Planned Dates

17. Actual Dates

18. Current Status

19. Contact Details