22 U.S. Code § 7706 - Eligible countries
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(a) Determination by the Board
The Board shall determine whether a candidate country is an eligible country for purposes of this section. Such determination shall be based, to the maximum extent possible, upon objective and quantifiable indicators of a country’s demonstrated commitment to the criteria in subsection (b), and shall, where appropriate, take into account and assess the role of women and girls.
A candidate country should be considered to be an eligible country for purposes of this section if the Board determines that the country has demonstrated a commitment to—
(1) just and democratic governance, including a demonstrated commitment to—
(2) economic freedom, including a demonstrated commitment to economic policies that—
(3) investments in the people of such country, particularly women and children, including programs that—
(c) Selection by the Board
(1) In general
At the time the Board determines eligible countries under this section for a fiscal year, the Board shall select those eligible countries with respect to which the United States will initially seek to enter into a Millennium Challenge Compact pursuant to section 7708 of this title.
In selecting eligible countries under paragraph (1), the Board shall consider the following factors:
(d) Establishment of criteria and methodology
Source(Pub. L. 108–199, div. D, title VI, § 607,Jan. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 216; Pub. L. 110–161, div. J, title VI, § 699I(a),Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2372.)
References in Text
This chapter, referred to in subsec. (c)(2)(C), was in the original “this title”, meaning title VI of Pub. L. 108–199, div. D, Jan. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 211, which is classified generally to this chapter. For complete classification of this title to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 7701 of this title and Tables.
2007—Subsec. (b)(2)(B). Pub. L. 110–161, § 699I(a)(1), struck out “and the sustainable management of natural resources” after “growth”.
Subsec. (b)(3)(C). Pub. L. 110–161, § 699I(a)(2), added subpar. (C).