OMB PART Summaries for FY 2004 Budget Year by Strategic Goal - Strategic Goal 1: Regional Stability

FY 2003 Performance and Accountability Report
Bureau of Resource Management
December 2003
Report

Strategic Goal 1: REGIONAL STABILITY
Title or Topic Peacekeeping Operations - OSCE
Evaluator Office of Management and Budget Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART)
Department Contact Elizabeth Jones, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
Scores and Ratings
  • FY 2004: Results Not Demonstrated
  • FY 2005: Moderately Effective
Major Findings/ Recommendations
  • Does not contain adequate annual targets or baseline information.
  • Performance goals are overly broad and dependent on numerous factors.
  • Information in performance reports is not linked to performance plan measures or compared against baseline data.
  • Program managers not held accountable for program performance.
Major Actions Taken or That Will be Taken
  • USOCE, EUR and PM developed detailed performance indicators for PKO-funded OSCE Missions and Activities.
  • Performance indicators developed for OSCE-brokered political settlements in Moldova, Nargorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan and U.S. initiatives to improve financial management of the OSCE Secretariat.
  • FY2005 USOCE Mission Performance Plan (MPP) praised by OMB as a model for clarity of performance-based foreign policy objectives.
PART Performance Measures

Long Term Measures:

  • Number of countries in the Balkans where OSCE field presences can be downsized or closed as a result of contributing effectively to stability, democratization and economic reform.
  • Extent to which OSCE field presences in the Caucasus and Central Asian regions are effectively contributing to stability.
  • Change in number of qualified Americans engaged in OSCE missions and programs.

Annual Measures:

  • Percentage change in U.S. secondees in Bosnia, Kosovo and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYRoM).
  • Percentage change in PKO funds expended in Bosnia, Kosovo and FYRoM.
Title or Topic Military Assistance to New NATO and NATO Aspirant Nations
Evaluator Office of Management and Budget Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART)
Department Contact Elizabeth Jones, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
Scores and Ratings
  • FY 2004: Moderately Effective
  • FY 2005: Moderately Effective
Major Findings/ Recommendations
  • There is no regularly scheduled evaluation of program effectiveness by independent parties.
  • Department of State and Department of Defense differ on priorities and do not produce coinciding budget schedules.
Major Actions Taken or That Will be Taken
  • USEUCOM Inspector General conducts annual inspections independent of the Unified Command.
  • DoD goals are discussed in interagency meetings to balance DoD requirements with Department goals. This produces a single, agreed upon recommendation.
PART Performance Measures

Long Term Measures:

  • The proportion of allied nations (new NATO and aspirant countries) that spend at least 2% of GDP on military budget.
  • FY 2003-70%. Up from 60% in FY 2002.

Annual Measures:

  • Percentage of countries that contribute military equipment, (e.g., equipment, units, and forces) or infrastructure (e.g., airfields) for contingencies when requested by the United States.
  • Twelve of the thirteen countries (92%) provided assistance when requested.
Title or Topic Security Assistance to Sub-Saharan Africa
Evaluator Office of Management and Budget Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART)
Department Contact Charles R. Snyder, Acting Assistant Secretary for African Affairs
Scores and Ratings
  • FY 2004: Results Not Demonstrated
  • FY 2005: Moderately Effective
Major Findings/ Recommendations
  • Program did not specify between annual and long-term goals, or include targets and baseline information.
  • Performance goals are overly broad and dependent on numerous factors.
  • Information in performance reports is not linked to performance measures or compared against baseline data.
  • Program managers not held accountable for program performance.
Major Actions Taken or That Will be Taken
  • Provided proposed measures to OMB for review.
  • Provided performance data for use in Department's Performance and Accountability Report.
  • Incorporated responses to recommendations in FY 2005 BPP.
PART Performance Measures

Long Term Measure:

  • U.S. trained African military units are available for global duty in support of peacekeeping/humanitarian response situations.

Annual Measures:

  • FY 2003: Number of military and civilian personnel who receive training in IMET programs.
  • FY 2003: Percent of African military units deployed that have been trained by the United States.