Press Release

For Immediate Release

March 26, 2010

Contact: 202-521-3880

Email: info@mcc.gov

Join the Conversation: Open Government and MCC

Washington, D.C. — In response to the Obama Administration’s December 8, 2009, Open Government Directive instructing all federal agencies to open their doors and data to the American people, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) announces the posting of the draft MCC Open Government Plan at www.mcc.gov/open.  This plan outlines how MCC will further expand the already transparent, participatory, and collaborative nature of its work.

MCC invites the public to provide input and comment on the plan through a feedback button on www.mcc.gov/open.  MCC is also accepting input and comments via email to info@mcc.gov. Comments on the draft plan will be accepted through April 1, 2010.  Feedback on how MCC can continue to improve its open government practices will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

As a U.S. Government federal agency, MCC has been at the forefront of delivering foreign aid openly and transparently.  Visitors to MCC’s public website can currently access spreadsheets showing economic rates of return,beneficiary analyses, and impact evaluation summaries for MCC-funded poverty reduction programs.  MCC posts to its public website copies of all signed compacts, quarterly status reports on programs, information on program-related procurement opportunities, and copies of reports and notices provided to the U.S. Congress.

MCC believes transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about how their tax money is being spent. MCC is taking action to disclose information that the public can readily use and is harnessing new technologies to communicate information about its operations and decisions.

Public engagement also enhances MCC’s effectiveness.  MCC is using innovative tools to coordinate with other U.S. aid agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses, the private sector, and the public.

For more information on MCC’s open government initiative, please visit www.mcc.gov/open.

 

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Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. Government agency designed to work with developing countries, is based on the principle that aid is most effective when it reinforces sound political, economic, and social policies that promote poverty reduction through economic growth.  For more information, please visit www.mcc.gov.

 

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