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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 Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources 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 diplomacy.

The FY 2009 U.S. Foreign Assistance Performance Publication was released March 23, 2011.


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