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FY 2007 Department of State/USAID Joint Highlights
Bureau of Resource Management
February 2008
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The Department of State is the lead institution for the conduct of American diplomacy and the Secretary of State is the President's principal foreign policy advisor. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Department's mission is carried out by six regional bureaus, the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, and numerous functional and management bureaus. The Department has an extensive worldwide presence, with 260 embassies, consulates, and other posts worldwide. The Department's success in achieving its mission is due to the creativity, knowledge, skills, and integrity of its dedicated team of employees. The Foreign Service is a diplomatic corps of more than 11,000 employees dedicated to representing America and responding to the needs of American citizens living and traveling around the world. The Department's Civil Service corps, totaling more than 8,000 employees, provides continuity and expertise in accomplishing all aspects of the Department's mission. There are also more than 37,000 Locally Engaged Staff at overseas posts - all dedicated employees working together to achieve the Department's strategic goals and to implement U.S. foreign policy.

 Photo showing Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice shaking hands with students holding American and Australian flags at the Peninsula Boys and Girls Club in Menlo Park, California.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice shakes hands with students holding American and Australian flags at the Peninsula Boys and Girls Club in Menlo Park, California. AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

 

Photo showing a former state-run Romanian orphanage that has been transformed into a modern child welfare center with U.S. Government assistance. A 6-year-old boy, pictured with USAID Administrator Henrietta Fore, is attending an on-site day care program that delivers a complement of rehabilitative treatments.

A former state-run Romanian orphanage has been transformed into a modern child welfare center with U.S. Government assistance. A 6-year-old boy, pictured with USAID Administrator Henrietta Fore, attends an on-site day care program that delivers a complement of rehabilitative treatments.  USAID Photo/Razvan Chirita

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the U.S. Government's lead institution for reducing poverty in the developing world. USAID pursues this aim by mobilizing the full range of America's public and private capabilities and resources and by linking those resources effectively with the governments and people served through an outstanding, on-the-ground presence. USAID implements programs in more than 100 countries through its eight Washington bureaus and more than seventy-five field missions. More than 76 percent of USAID's 7,900 employees (including Foreign Service, Civil Service, Foreign Service National, and personal service contractors) serve overseas. Since 2001, USAID has employed a public-private alliance model that leveraged $5.8 billion in cash and in-kind contributions from over 1,700 alliance resource partners. Such partners include more than 100 universities and 20 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies. As part of foreign assistance reform, the USAID Administrator serves concurrently as Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance in the Department of State.

 


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