Congressional Budget Justification, FY 2019

Executive Summary

MCC’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal will advance U.S. values and interests overseas through collaborative partnerships that fight poverty, spur economic growth, and support stability in regions of significant strategic importance.

Opening Markets

MCC programs seek to resolve constraints to private investment in our partner countries in order to reduce poverty through economic growth.

Compacts in Development

Fully funding the FY 2019 request will help to support the Burkina Faso and Tunisia compacts currently in development, along with a portion of the Sri Lanka compact.

Compacts in Development as of FY 2018 Q1

MCC and seven partner countries are in the process of developing compacts as of the first quarter of fiscal year 2018.

Compact Development Process Overview

MCC’s fiscal year 2019 request represents an opportunity to expand on the success of its model and continue efforts to identify efficiencies throughout the compact development process to reduce development time while maintaining the quality of its programs.

Threshold Programs

MCC’s threshold program is an innovative tool used to incentivize and implement positive policy, regulatory, and institutional reforms in candidate countries and selected partner countries.

Compact Development and Oversight

Detailed focus on pre-compact planning, oversight & rigorous post-compact evaluation is critical for successful investments and ensuring that MCC, partner countries & the development community benefit from the learning opportunities inherent in MCC programs.

Administrative Expenses

MCC continues to focus on improving its efficiency and effectiveness to increase productivity.

Office of the Inspector General

The USAID Office of Inspector General conducts financial and performance audits and reviews for MCC annually.

Proposed Legislative Changes

MCC is seeking authority to implement concurrent compacts to maximize impact and supplement its proven country-focused model with the ability to develop regionally-oriented investments.

Appendix: Annual Performance Report

The appendix is a set of supplemental data and supporting materials used to produce the MCC budget justification, including MCC’s current portfolio listing, closed compacts results and modifications, sector results, beneficiary estimates and corporate goals.