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MCC - 2572 - MCC Advisory Council - Agency Authority


Committee NameMCC Advisory CouncilAgency NameMillennium Challenge Corporation
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number2572
Original Establishment Date7/14/2016Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*25
Current Charter Date7/8/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Senior Program Officer, Finance, Investment and Trade
Date Of Renewal Charter7/8/2022Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Jennifer
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Rimbach
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*006355 - Memorandum - Creation of the MCC Advisory Council - DJH SIG - 0Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 521-3932
Effective Date Of Authority*7/11/2016Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-521-3600
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Council shall serve MCC in a solely advisory capacity and provide insight regarding innovations in technology, infrastructure and finance; perceived risks and opportunities in MCC partner countries; new financing mechanisms for developing country contexts; and shared value approaches. The Council will provide a platform for systematic engagement with the private sector and contribute to MCC’s mission – to reduce poverty through sustainable, economic growth.
How is membership balanced?*Candidate identification will come from various sources, including through publication of a Federal Register notice soliciting nominations; recommendations from senior career and political officials at MCC; recommendations from industry and government sources and outreach to relevant trade organizations and associations. MCC will make final determinations after vetting nominees and considering input from MCC senior staff and FACA legal advisors.Should vacancies occur, MCC may initiate the candidate identification process specified above to solicit candidates to fill the vacancy or choose to leave the seat vacant until the next formal candidate identification process commences.Advisory Council members serve from appointment for the duration of the Charter of the Council. Members may be reappointed to any number of additional terms, provided that the member proves to work effectively on the Committee and his/her knowledge and advice are still needed.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 2 Estimated Total Meetings - 4; Subcommittees for Energy and Blended Finance established in FY19 and both have met two times. Expect that they will meet 2 times per year in FY20, as well.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Council shall serve MCC in a solely advisory capacity concerning innovations, expertise, sustainable business models, shared value approaches, and technologies within the business community and private sector that could benefit MCC partner countries and contribute to the objectives of MCC investments.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not Applicable
Recommendation RemarksThe MCC Advisory Council charter was renewed in July 2020 and new members were appointed in September 2020.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*150Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentIn the two meetings held during FY20 (Oct 2019 and June 2020), there were approximately 75 recommendations provided by the Council members via written comments and discussion during the meetings regarding various topics. These comments and recommendations are reflected in the minutes for each of the meetings.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*50.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentOf those recommendations that have been suggested by the Council, approximately 50% have been adopted by MCC or have been fully implemented. These recommendations have come in the form of Compact-specific advice, broader advice regarding MCC outreach to the private sector and strategic advice as MCC engages with partner countries around the world and seeks to remain on the cutting edge of international development.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*20.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentApproximately an additional 20% of recommendations that have been provided by the MCC Advisory Council have been partially implemented. These recommendations fall in similar categories as those noted above (and are detailed in the same documents), but may be more difficult to implement or take more time to do so.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentAll Council-related materials are available on the MCC website ( at a Council-specific page: In addition, all meeting minutes are linked directly on the FACA website, as are links to the Charter and Membership Balance Plan.
Agency Feedback Comment*MCC Advisory Council members share their feedback and recommendations with MCC in several different ways - namely i) through written comments in advance of meetings about a specific country or set of challenges/opportunities in a Compact, ii) during meetings as part of an organic Q&A discussion among colleagues and MCC staff, and iii) via other written documents, such as the letter that the Council drafted in FY17 for the incoming leadership team. In all cases, the feedback is discussed in the next Council meeting, and MCC comments on the advice that has been used to improve Compact/Threshold development, implementation or other MCC priority. Surveys or polls are also occasionally administered to determine meeting dates and solicit feedback (e.g. satisfaction, meeting length, agenda format, guest speakers if any, subcommittees, etc.Narrative Description*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.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff*$50,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$50,000.00
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs$850.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$5,000.00
Total Costs$50,850.00Est. Total Next FY*$55,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.50Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.50
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

International Commerce and Investment


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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035085Blended Finance Subcommittee2020
 COM-035086Energy Sector Subcommittee2020


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035302MCC Advisory Council2019
 COM-033585MCC Advisory Council2018
 COM-001204MCC Advisory Council2017
 COM-003054MCC Advisory Council2016