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Congressional Budget Justification

The FY 2023 Congressional Budget Justification – Department Of State, Foreign Operations, And Related Programs describes the funding required for State and USAID to carry out our missions worldwide. Read More About Congressional Budgets»

Agency Financial Report

The FY 2022 Agency Financial Report [12 MB] provides an overview of the Department’s financial and performance data to help Congress, the President, and the public assess our stewardship over the resources entrusted to us.  Read More About Agency Financial Reports»

Inspector General Audits and Reports

The Office of Inspector General conducts independent audits, inspections, and investigations that advance the missions of the Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports

GAO reports on all federal agencies to help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government. To view the U.S. Department of State’s GAO reports  click on the image or link, and search reports by date.

Joint Strategic Plan

The Department of State and USAID Joint Strategic Plan sets forth the vision and direction for both organizations, and presents how the Department and USAID will implement U.S. foreign policy and development assistance.

Joint Regional Strategies

The Department of State and USAID Joint Regional Strategies set forth the vision and direction for the regional bureaus of both organizations, and present how the Department and USAID will implement U.S. foreign policy and development assistance in each region.

Functional Bureau Strategies

The Department of State Functional Bureau Strategies set forth the vision and direction for the functional bureaus at the Department, and present how the Department will implement foreign policy and development assistance for cross-cutting issues.

Integrated Country Strategies

The Integrated Country Strategies set forth the Chief of Mission’s priorities and vision for each Mission. These strategies articulate a whole of government approach to the implementation of foreign policy and development assistance in each country.

Performance Plans and Reports

The Department of State’s annual performance plans and reports, submitted to the President, the Congress, and the American public, describe progress the Department is making toward the achievement of its long-term strategic goals and set forth performance targets for future years.

In some years, the Department of State has included its annual performance plan and report in the Congressional Budget Justification (CBJ). Recent Department of State Operations CBJs that include the Department’s annual performance plans and reports are listed on the left side of this screen. For a list of links to previous Department of State Operations CBJs, please visit

Evidence Act Reports

The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (Evidence Act) requires agency heads to complete an agency-level evidence-building plan (learning agenda), evaluation plan, and assessment of capacity to support the development and use of evidence.

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