Nepal has met the requirements for 16 out of 20 indicators in the scorecard of the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) for fiscal year 2017, bolstering its prospect to be reselected for the funding of a compact programme. The country scorecard of the MCC consolidates an individual country‘s scores for each of 20 policy indicators on three broad categories that the corporation uses to determine eligibility for its assistance funds. According to the 2017 scorecard of Nepal released recently along with 81 other countries, ‘Trade policy‘, ‘Government Effectiveness‘, ‘Gender in the Economy‘ and ‘Access to Credit‘ are the four indicators where Nepal ended in the red territory in 2017 scorecard, implying that the country did not meet performance standard in those particular indicators. Earlier also, in the 2016 scoreboard, Nepal had passed 16 indicators. However, this time Nepal fared better in an indicator, i.e. ‘regulatory quality‘, which it had failed in 2016. Similarly Nepal this time failed the ‘Government effectiveness‘ indicator, which it had passed in 2016 scorecard. MCC uses third-party data such as that from the IMF, the World Bank, UNESCO and UNICEF, among other sources, to come up with its candidate countries for the development assistance.