Strategic planning and performance management are guided in the Department and at USAID by the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) and the recently enacted Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRAMA).
The QDDR is a comprehensive assessment of the capabilities needed to strengthen and elevate diplomacy and development as key pillars of the U.S. national security strategy, alongside defense. The QDDR sets institutional priorities and provides strategic guidance as a framework for the most efficient allocation of resources. It provides the blueprint for elevating American “civilian power” to better advance U.S. national interests and to better partner with the U.S. military. The QDDR serves as the new State-USAID Joint Strategic Plan (JSP) for FY 2011-2016. Seven new joint State-USAID strategic goals have been developed that address key U.S. foreign policy and national security priorities. A crosswalk from the Department of the previous goals to the new State-USAID Joint Strategic Goals is shown to the right. Plan for FY 2007-2012 is shown, along with a cross-walk to the new strategic goal framework. The Strategic Goals and Results section for this year’s report is organized under the old strategic goal framework.