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Department of State/USAID Joint Strategic Goal Framework

FY 2007 Department of State/USAID Joint Highlights
Bureau of Resource Management
February 2008

Secretary of State Rice's vision of "transformational diplomacy" requires that American diplomacy and foreign assistance function in an integrated fashion to advance our security interests, our development efforts, and our democratic ideals. The Department of State/USAID Joint Strategic Goal Framework defines the primary aims of U.S. foreign policy and development assistance as well as the strategic priorities within each of those goals for the coming years. As new priorities emerge and are identified, the framework is adjusted accordingly. The framework also functions as an analytical tool aimed at targeting U.S. Government resources efficiently and effectively within countries and at the regional and global level.

The joint strategic goals of the Department of State and USAID also integrate the vision anchored by the President's National Security Strategy, and are described in the agencies' Joint Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2007-2012 (

1. Achieving Peace and Security
  • Counterterrorism
  • Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction and Destabilizing Conventional Weapons
  • Security Cooperation and Security Sector Reform
  • Conflict Prevention, Mitigation, and Response
  • Transnational Crime
  • Counternarcotics
  • Homeland Security
2. Governing Justly and Democratically
  • Rule of Law and Human Rights
  • Good Governance
  • Political Competition and Consensus-Building
  • Civil Society
3. Investing in People
  • Health
  • Education
  • Social Services and Protection for Especially Vulnerable Populations
4. Promoting Economic Growth and Prosperity
  • Private Markets and Competitiveness
  • Trade and Investment
  • Financial Sector
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy Security
  • Agriculture
  • Macroeconomic Foundation for Growth
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Environment
5. Providing Humanitarian Assistance
  • Protection, Assistance, and Solutions
  • Disaster Prevention and Mitigation
  • Orderly and Humane Means for Migration Management
6. Promoting International Understanding
  • Offer a Positive Vision
  • Marginalize Extremism
  • Nurture Common Interests and Values
7. Strengthening Consular and Management Capabilities
  • Visa Services
  • Passport Services
  • American Citizen Services
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Diplomatic Security
  • Overseas Facilities
  • Planning and Accountability
  • Administrative Services
  • Rightsizing the U.S. Government Overseas Presence


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