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.
- Coordinates and manages MCC’s facilities and provides administrative services.
- Maintains official corporate records.
- Coordinates audit interactions with the Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office.
- Coordinates and ensures timely and relevant performance data on compact programs.
Administration and Finance has five divisions:
- Contracts and Grants Management
- Financial Management Division
- Human Resources
- Office of the Chief Information Officer
- Security and Office Services
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-based DCO specialists travel to compact countries to offer technical support.
- Manages the day-to-day operational relationship with countries eligible to develop compacts and with countries that have signed compacts with MCC and are implementing programs;
- Identifies, in partnership with countries, potential areas for collaboration with other development agencies and the private sector;
- Provides technical and regional expertise to ensure rigorous oversight of USG resources;
- Promotes MCC core standards of accountability by providing technical expertise in education, fiscal accountability, infrastructure, agriculture, land policy, procurement, environmental, social assessment, gender integration, private sector engagement, and health; and
- Tracks and reports on the performance of MCC compact programs 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
- Other U.S. Government Agencies
- The media
- Non-governmental organizations
- Think tanks
- The private sector
- 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 public web site.
- Maintains the internal web site.
- Disseminates information to the public via statements, press releases and speeches.
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 MCC staff on all legal issues affecting MCC, its programs, policies and procedures.
- Advises the department of Policy and International Relations on all aspects of country eligibility, the threshold country program and other PIR initiatives.
- Provides legal advice to transaction teams developing compact programs; addresses and resolves legal issues associated with compact program .development; conducts and evaluates due diligence on country proposals; conducts compact negotiation, and assists with legal aspects of compact implementation.
- 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, interagency agreements and communications, and other public initiatives.
- Performs the function of Secretary to the MCC Board of Directors.
- Manages MCC’s ethics program, providing related training and guidance to staff.