The Millennium Challenge Corporation believes that the key to unleashing growth in its partner countries is through active engagement and collaboration with the private sector.
MCC’s Advisory Council was created to provide a platform for systematic engagement with the private sector. The Advisory Council’s industry expertise, insights and technical recommendations help to inform our work and deepen public and private sector partnerships for greater leverage and impact in reducing global poverty.
The Role of the MCC Advisory Council
The Advisory Council is an interdisciplinary group of advisors that provides MCC with a vehicle for receiving external feedback from the private sector. Members offer insight on innovations in infrastructure, technology and sustainability; perceived risks and opportunities in MCC partner countries; and new financing mechanisms for developing country contexts – all of which help MCC remain at the cutting edge of international development.
The Advisory Council discusses operational-level work in MCC’s country portfolio, including but not limited to:
- Cutting edge technologies related to financing and information and communications technology (ICT) employed in emerging markets;
- On-going strategic partnerships that may impact MCC’s work or improve compact results;
- Best practices and lessons learned in the sectors in which MCC works; and,
- Cross-cutting issues in the international development space.
The Advisory Council shall consist of not more than twenty-five (25) individuals who are recognized thought leaders, business leaders and experts representing US companies, the business community, advocacy organizations, non-profit organizations, foundations, and sectors including infrastructure, information and communications technology (ICT), and finance, as well as the environment and sustainable development. Qualified individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by any individual or organization. One membership term last two years and members may serve a maximum of two terms or four years. The next expected membership open recruitment period is in July 2022 for the 2022-2024 term. At that time, additional information regarding the nomination process will be published on the Federal Register.
The Advisory Council holds meetings twice a year. In line with MCC’s core principle of transparency, and according to the guidelines set out by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, all meetings are open to the public, and meeting minutes will be posted at the bottom of this page. In advance of each meeting, a notice of meeting will be posted to the Federal Register and linked at the bottom of this page.
- Cartica Management, LLC
- Shine Bridge Global, Inc.
- Emerging Capital Partners
- The Choharis Law Group, PLLC
- Denham Capital
- Rock Creek Advisors
- ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment Ltd
- National Development Fund
- West Africa LNG Group, Inc.
- Standard Bank
- Edison Electric Institute
- Kosmos Energy
- Corporate Council on Africa
- Development Gateway
- Strategic Program Management LLC
- Leadership Global
- Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
- Hudson Institute
- Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
- BFA Foundation
- Pyxera Global
- USAID (retired)