Audit of the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Management of the Threshold Program

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

We recommend that the Millennium Challenge Corporation's vice president, Dept. of Policy & International Relations, evaluate the effectiveness of the Threshold Program in regards to assisting countries in becoming compact eligible.

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Recommendation 2

The audit recommends that MCC "develop guidance on performance monitoring with a particular focus on the policy indicators, which describes the limitations, where they exist, of mesuring the Millennium Challenge Corporation's impact in the Millennium Challenge Corporation's decisional documents on these limitations."

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Recommendation 3

The audit recommends that MCC "develop more definitive guidance for selecting countries for the Threshold Program."

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Recommendation 4

The audit recommends that MCC "develop policy guidance on the Threshold Program Indicator Analysis, including the process for developing the Indicator Analysis, its use by the country as a tool in identifying projects and documenting the results, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation's use of the Indicator Analysis as part of its review on a country's proposal.

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Recommendation 5

The audit recommends that MCC "develop policy guidance on a consultative process and its use in developing Threshold Country Plans."

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Recommendation 6

The audit recommends that MCC "develop Monitoring and Evaluation guidelines for the Threshold Program that sets forth requirements for developing good quality indicators."

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Recommendation 7

The audit recommends that "when a Threshold Program involves an information technology system that is key to the success of the program, the Millennium Challenge Corporation's vice president, Department of Policy and International Relations, require an information technology audit be performed when appropriate to ensure functionality and sustainability of the information technology system."

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Recommendation 8

The audit recommends that MCC "develop a policy and procesures to ensure that audit recommendations, including those made in information technology audits, will be corrected in a timely manner."

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Recommendation 9

The audit recommends MCC "develop guidance requiring data quality assessments be performed at an appropriate time during a country's Threshold Program."

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