Corporate Policy

MCC Counter-Trafficking in Persons Policy


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  • 1. The TVPA has been reauthorized and amended by the TVPA Reauthorization Act of 2003, TVPA Reauthorization Act of 2005, the William Wilberforce TVPA Reauthorization Act of 2008, and the TVPA Reauthorization Act of 2017, among others.
  • 2. “Trafficking in persons,” “human trafficking,” and “modern slavery” are umbrella terms – often used interchangeably – to refer to a crime whereby traffickers exploit and profit at the expense of adults or children by compelling them to perform labor or engage in commercial sex. A person does not need to be physically transported from one location to another in order for the crime to fall within these definitions.
  • 3. Similarly, the IFC Performance Standards define Forced Labor as: any work or service not voluntarily performed that is exacted from an individual under threat of force or penalty. This covers any kind of involuntary or compulsory labor, such as indentured labor, bonded labor, or similar labor-contracting arrangements. In this Policy, the term labor trafficking is used interchangeably with forced labor.
  • 4.IFC Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability,” International Finance Corporation,
  • 5. This policy is not intended to provide guidance on the process used to evaluate or respond to TIP as a country eligibility issue. Should a partner country’s policy performance on TIP, or any other policy issue included in MCC’s selection criteria, become a significant concern, MCC would rely on its Suspension and Termination Policy to guide MCC’s response to the issue.
  • 6. This requirement applies to partner countries selected for compact or threshold programs in December 2020 or after.
  • 7. Hereinafter, ‘project-specific’ is understood to also include activity-specific risk assessment, as relevant.
  • 8. Defined as the entity(ies) or person(s), which is responsible for providing the Works to the Employer under the Contract (as defined in the MCC Standard Bidding Document – Procurement of Large Works with Pre Qualification)
  • 9. Defined as any legal entity that may provide or provides the Services to the MCA Entity under the Contract. (as defined in the MCC Standard Bidding Document – Procurement of Consulting Services)
  • 10. Defined as a transfer of MCC assistance in cash or in kind made for a specific purpose by an MCA Entity under any form of Grant Agreement (as defined in the MCC Program Grant Guidelines)
  • 11. Further details on partner countries’ responsibilities are described in MCC’s Guidance for Implementation of the C-TIP Policy.
  • 12. Applies to an employee of a bidder, supplier, contractor, subcontractor, consultant, or sub-consultant directly engaged in the performance of work under the contract who has other than a minimal impact or involvement in contract performance.