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2007 Performance Results

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

Consistent with Secretary Rice's initiative to integrate Department of State and USAID planning and reporting efforts, an inter-agency working group selected a representative set of 101 indicators to measure the two agencies' progress toward achieving the seven joint strategic goals. This indicator set reflects U.S. Government foreign policy priorities and major areas of investment, and includes indicators from the Program Assessment Rating Tool assessments. The indicators are a mix of annual measures directly attributable to U.S. Government activities and longer-term indicators that reflect the combined investments of donors, multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, and host governments, and to which the annual measures contribute.

The 101 performance measures are included in the Foreign Assistance and State Operations 2007 Performance Reports and 2009 Performance Plans contained in the Congressional Budget Justifications, linking performance to the budget request. Since the baseline for many of these indicators is 2007, it will take a minimum of two years before sufficient data are collected and associated trends analyzed to fully inform program and budget decision-making. All of the performance indicators and their 2007 results are listed by State Operations or Foreign Assistance classification at the end of this section, along with weblinks for more details. A few illustrative indicators are highlighted in the following section, which is organized by strategic goal and accompanied by explanations of each goal and a description of the impact of each of the indicators.

The tables below summarize the ratings of the 101 indicators: On Target representing indicators that are on target; Above Target representing indicators that are 10 percent or more above target; and Below Target representing indicators that are 10 percent or more below target.

State Operations
  Number of
Percentage of
Above Target 12 24%
On Target 31 64%
Below Target 6 12%
Total 50* 100%

*One indicator is not reflected in the State Operations performance percentages because it is new for 2007. (Back to Text)

Foreign Assistance
  Number of
Percentage of
Above Target 24 55%
On Target 14 32%
Below Target 6 13%
Total 51** 100%

** Five indicators are not reflected in the Foreign Assistance performance percentages, because they are long-term and although they report annual results, annual targets are not set. Two additional indicator results were not available in 2007. (Back to Text)


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