Foreign Assistance Planning and Performance
In order to ensure that foreign assistance is used as effectively as possible to meet our broad foreign policy objectives, the Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance is developing a coordinated U.S. Government foreign assistance strategy, including multi-year country specific assistance strategies and annual country-specific assistance operational plans.
Achieving results requires leveraging talents and resources across the U.S. Government, both in the field and in Washington. A new budget process gives us the tools to jointly and strategically allocate resources to improve effectiveness, impact, and efficiency through better coordination, at every level. The new budget and planning process gives the Secretary the ability to evaluate the effectiveness of our foreign assistance and make strategic decisions to advance transformational diplomacy.
State/USAID Highlights Report: This joint Highlights Report, prepared by the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is a summary of the two agencies' 2007 performance, budget and financial information as well as a summary of their budget requests for 2008 and 2009.