MCC is a small agency, with approximately 300 full-time employees who work in one of six departments.
Department of Administration and Finance
The Department of Administration and Finance:
- Plans and directs all activities related to financial management and budgeting.
- Manages MCC’s human resources.
- Oversees information technology infrastructure and services.
- Enters into and manages all MCC contracts, acquisitions, and grants.
- Preserves personnel and physical security.
- Manages all travel of MCC personnel.
- Coordinates and manages MCC’s facilities and provides administrative services.
- Maintains official corporate records and oversees the agency’s knowledge management program.
- Coordinates audit interactions with the Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office.
Administration and Finance has six divisions:
- Contracts and Grants Management
- Financial Management Division
- Human Resources
- Office of the Chief Information Officer
- Domestic and International Security
- Administrative Services Division
Department of Compact Operations
The Department of Compact Operations (DCO) divides the management of the MCC compact portfolio into two regional divisions (Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Latin America; and Africa) and two technical services divisions. DCO oversees the MCC staff residing in MCC missions in compact countries. Washington D.C.-based DCO specialists travel to compact and threshold countries to offer technical support.
- manages the day-to-day operational relationship with countries eligible to develop compacts and regional integration compacts, and with countries that have signed compacts with MCC and are implementing programs;
- identifies, in partnership with countries, potential areas for collaboration and partnership with other development actors and the private sector;
- provides technical and regional expertise to ensure rigorous oversight of U.S. Government resources;
- ensures investments meet MCC’s high standards for environmental and social performance, and for gender integration, as well as ensuring program quality through provision of technical expertise in infrastructure, energy, education, agriculture and land policy, health, procurement, financial services, and private sector engagement through blended finance and partnerships, and;
- tracks and reports on the performance of MCC compacts in implementation by collecting and analyzing performance measurement data.
Department of Congressional and Public Affairs
The Department of Congressional and Public Affairs manages MCC’s relationship with:
- The U.S. Congress
- Domestic and international media
- Non-governmental organizations
- Think tanks
- The American public
- Other key groups interested in MCC’s mission
This office also:
- Handles all media inquiries and interview requests.
- Manages the MCC Speakers Bureau.
- Coordinates all public events.
- Serves as a liaison to staff of MCC’s Board of Directors.
- Maintains the content, structure, and design of the public website.
- Works with other MCC departments to coordinate outreach to the U.S. private sector.
- Disseminates information to the public via press releases, social media, the public website, statements, speeches, and events.
Department of Policy and Evaluation
The Department of Policy and Evaluation:
- Manages MCC’s annual country eligibility process for compact and threshold programs;
- Assists partner countries to identify constraints to economic growth and to prioritize investments to address these constraints;
- Oversees the development and implementation of MCC Threshold Programs;
- Coordinates and integrates policy improvement into MCC’s compact and threshold operations;
- Manages the technical economic analysis and evaluation methods that underpins MCC’s engagement with partner countries, including the development and conduct of rigorous independent evaluations of MCC programs;
- Manages MCC’s learning and results agenda by monitoring trends in global development policy and sharing lessons learned and best practices internally, internationally, and among USG agencies; and
- Ensures effective donor coordination.
The Department of Policy and Evaluation has four divisions:
- Selection and Eligibility
- Threshold Program
- Economic Analysis
- Monitoring and Evaluation
Office of the Chief Executive Officer
The Office of the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for overall management of MCC. Principal officers of OCEO are: the Chief Executive Officer, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, the Chief of Staff, the Senior Advisor, and the Executive Secretary. OCEO’s responsibilities include the following:
- Provides executive leadership and direction for the agency.
- Coordinates activities and communications across departments.
- Manages MCC’s Investment Management Committee, which is chaired by the Senior Advisor.
- Manages official correspondence, scheduling, and interagency information for the Chief Executive Officer.
- Oversees reporting required from MCC by Congress, Office of Management and Budget, Government Accounting Office, and the Inspector General.
Office of the General Counsel
The Office of the General Counsel:
- Provides advice to MCC’s Board of Directors and to MCC staff on all legal issues affecting MCC, its programs, policies and procedures.
- Advises the Department of Policy and Evaluation on all aspects of country eligibility, and the development, implementation and closeout of threshold programs.
- Supports the Department of Compact operations and MCC country teams on compact program development, implementation and closeout.
- Provides advice to the Department of Administration & Finance on all issues affecting the internal operation of MCC, including personnel law, government contracts, fiscal law, information technology, and corporate records management.
- Advises the Department of Congressional and Public Affairs on matters of statutory interpretation, communications and other public initiatives.
- Serves as the Corporate Secretary for the MCC Board of Directors, including advising on governance issues and coordinating the meetings and other activities of the Board.
- Manages MCC’s ethics program, providing related training and guidance to staff.
- Manages MCC’s Anti-fraud and corruption policy and processes in connection with all compact and threshold programs.
- Serves as the point of contact for all MCC Freedom of Information Act requests and administers the FOIA program for the agency.
Boards and Teams
The MCC Board of Directors is comprised of the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the U.S. Trade Representative, the Administrator of USAID, the CEO of MCC, and four private sector members appointed by the President of the United States.
MCC's Disclosure Review Board ensures that data collected from surveys and other research activities is made public according to relevant laws and ethical standards that protect research participants, while recognizing the data’s potential value to the public.
The Advisory Council provides a platform for systematic engagement with the private sector and contributes to MCC's mission—to reduce poverty through sustainable, economic growth.
MCC’s Advisory Council will serve to sharpen MCC’s analytical methods and capacity in support of continuing development effectiveness.