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Summary of Department of State Performance Ratings for Fiscal Year 2008


Bureau of Resource Management
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January 30, 2009

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FY 2008 Performance Results per Strategic GoalRead footnote 1*

Strategic Goal 1: Achieving Peace and Security

Preserve international peace by preventing regional conflicts and transnational crime, combating terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, and supporting homeland security and security cooperation.

FY 2008 Performance Results and Budget
Green: Target met/exceeded. Target met/exceeded58%
Yellow: Target not met but improved over prior years. Target not met but improved over prior years27%
Red: Target not met. Target not met15%
Grey: Data not yet available. Data not yet available0%
Total Indicators26
Actual Budget$11,213M

Representative Performance Indicator: Number of Foreign People Trained in Counterterrorism
by U.S. Government Programs
2006 Results2007 Results2008 Target2008 Results2009 Target
New Indicator1,9252,600Green: Target met/exceeded. 2,6513,936

 

Strategic Goal 2: Governing Justly and Democratically

Advance the growth of democracy and good governance, including civil society, the rule of law, respect for human rights, political competition, and religious freedom.

FY 2008 Performance Results and Budget
Green: Target met/exceeded. Target met/exceeded42%
Yellow: Target not met but improved over prior years. Target not met but improved over prior years17%
Red: Target not met. Target not met8%
Grey: Data not yet available. Data not yet available33%
Total Indicators12
Actual Budget$2,629M

Representative Performance Indicator: Number of Domestic Election Observers Trained with U.S. Government Assistance
2006 Results2007 Results2008 Target2008 Results2009 Target
New Indicator53,25827,536Red: Target not met. 24,6293,700

 

Strategic Goal 3: Investing in People

Improve health, education, and other social services to help nations create sustainable improvements in the well-being and productivity of their citizens.

FY 2008 Performance Results and Budget
Green: Target met/exceeded. Target met/exceeded67%
Yellow: Target not met but improved over prior years. Target not met but improved over prior years0%
Red: Target not met. Target not met0%
Grey: Data not yet available. Data not yet available33%
Total Indicators3
Actual Budget$3,416M

Representative Performance Indicator: Cumulative Number of People Receiving HIV/AIDS Treatment in the
15 Focus Countries of PEPFAR (Note: Joint Program with USAID)
2006 Results2007 Results2008 Target2008 Results2009 Target
0.8 million1.36 million1.7 millionGreen: Target met/exceeded. 2 million2 million

 

Strategic Goal 4: Promoting Economic Growth and Prosperity

Strengthen world economic growth and protect the environment, while expanding opportunities for U.S. businesses and ensuring economic and energy security for the nation.

FY 2008 Performance Results and Budget
Green: Target met/exceeded. Target met/exceeded69%
Yellow: Target not met but improved over prior years. Target not met but improved over prior years8%
Red: Target not met. Target not met23%
Grey: Data not yet available. Data not yet available0%
Total Indicators13
Actual Budget$3,040M

Representative Performance Indicator: Status of Negotiations and Policy Changes Impacting Services, Trade, and Investment
2006 Results2007 Results2008 Target2008 Results2009 Target
6 Policy
Successes
13 Policy
Successes
13 Policy
Successes
Red: Target not met. 12 Policy
Successes
13 Policy
Successes

 

Strategic Goal 5: Providing Humanitarian Assistance

Minimize the human costs of displacement, conflicts, and natural disasters to save lives and alleviate suffering.

FY 2008 Performance Results and Budget
Green: Target met/exceeded. Target met/exceeded0%
Yellow: Target not met but improved over prior years. Target not met but improved over prior years100%
Red: Target not met. Target not met0%
Grey: Data not yet available. Data not yet available0%
Total Indicators3
Actual Budget$1,613M

Representative Performance Indicator: Percentage of Refugees Admitted to the U.S. Compared to the Regional Ceiling
2006 Results2007 Results2008 Target2008 Results2009 Target
69 percent97 percent100 percentYellow: Target not met but improved over prior years. 86 percent100 percent

 

Strategic Goal 6: Promoting International Understanding

Foster mutual understanding through a two-way flow of people, ideas, and information to create peaceful and productive relationships between the U.S. and other countries.

FY 2008 Performance Results and Budget
Green: Target met/exceeded. Target met/exceeded57%
Yellow: Target not met but improved over prior years. Target not met but improved over prior years0%
Red: Target not met. Target not met14%
Grey: Data not yet available. Data not yet available29%
Total Indicators7
Actual Budget$1,163M

Representative Performance Indicator: Percentage of participants who increased their understanding of the
United States immediately following their program
2006 Results2007 Results2008 Target2008 Results2009 Target
92 percent93 percent93 percentGreen: Target met/exceeded. 95 percent94 percent

 

Strategic Goal 7: Strengthening Consular and Management Capabilites

Assist American citizens to travel, conduct business and live abroad securely, and ensure a high-quality workforce supported by a modern, secure infrastructure and operational capabilities.

FY 2008 Performance Results and Budget
Green: Target met/exceeded. Target met/exceeded80%
Yellow: Target not met but improved over prior years. Target not met but improved over prior years4%
Red: Target not met. Target not met4%
Grey: Data not yet available. Data not yet available12%
Total Indicators24
Actual Budget$8,434M

Representative Performance Indicator: Percentage of Passport Applications Processed within Targeted Timeframe
2006 Results2007 Results2008 Target2008 Results2009 Target
90 percent71 percent100 percentGreen: Target met/exceeded. 100 percent100 percent

 

* These measures were selected from a number of performance measures supporting the specific strategic goals. Not all indicators in the Snapshot Report are included in the Citizens’ Report chapters, but are available in the Annual Performance Report. (back to text)

 


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