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Introduction to the Performance Section


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INTRODUCTION TO THE PERFORMANCE SECTION

In FY 2002, the Department carried out its mission through the pursuit of twenty strategic goals that articulate long-term outcomes (three-five years) and forty-two annual performance goals that represent shorter-term (one-year) outcomes and priorities. Annual goals include specific targets designed to achieve specific performance results.

The FY 2002 performance section of the Report is composed of chapters for each strategic goal that consist of five distinct
sections:

  • Strategic Goal Overview and Public Benefit: A concise narrative explaining why the Department is pursuing a given strategic goal and a description of the tangible public benefits resulting from the pursuit of that goal.
  • Strategic Goal Summary of Key Results Achieved: An easy-to-read chart and reference table summarizes the results achieved of all performance targets associated with a strategic goal.
  • Performance Goal Results and Impact Summary: This section answers three key questions: 1) How does the annual performance goal support the accomplishment of the longer term strategic goal? 2) What key results were achieved? 3) What policy and programmatic impact were realized through the achievement of these results?
  • Performance Results by Indicator and Target: For each indicator and target identified in the FY 2002 Performance Plan, a table shows the result attained. A performance rating is also included to depict how well each result met its corresponding target.
  • Program Evaluations and Management Challenges: Selected program evaluations and the management challenges are identified by strategic goal.

The chart below summarizes the performance results attained for each Strategic Goal.

Percentage of Reported Results With Equal to or Above the "On Target" Rating By Strategic Goal
Strategic Goal
Percentages
Regional Stability
56
Weapons of Mass Destruction
81
Open Markets
73
U.S. Exports
80
Global Economic Growth
0
Economic Development
33
American Citizens
75
Travel and Migration
50
Countering Terrorism
100
International Crime
80
Illegal Drugs
50
Democracy and Human Rights
29
Humanitarian Assistance
63
Environment
71
Population
100
Health
83
Mutual Understanding
100
Human Resources
86
Information Resources
86
Infrastructure and Operations
77

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