Created by US Congress in 2004, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is an independent bilateral US foreign aid agency. The agency currently manages compacts and threshold programmes in 45 countries, and has just been given authority to have regional programs. MCC remains the leading US aid agency in terms of transparency and in the 2018 Index was ranked in the ‘very good’ category.
Publish What You Fund recognise MCC’s commitment to transparency and now calls them to:
- Prioritise the publication of timely reviews and evaluations of all of its projects and activities to the IATI Standard.
- Continue its efforts to work with the Millennium Challenge Accounts to have more granular information – beyond the compact level – from the sectors, and individual projects and activities, published to the IATI Registry.
- Take responsibility to promote the use of the data they publish: internally, to promote coordination and effectiveness; and externally, to explore online and in-person feedback loops, including at country-level.