Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) — U.S. Department of State

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

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The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) is used by agencies across the Federal Government to assess program performance and to drive a sustained focus on program results. PART assessments review overall program effectiveness, from how well a program is designed to how well it is implemented and what results it achieves. Programs are rated in five categories: Effective, Moderately Effective, Adequate, Ineffective, and Results Not Demonstrated.

Since 2002, the Department and OMB have used PART to review a total of 52 programs covering State Operations and Foreign Assistance, three of which are jointly administered with USAID. The chart below lists these programs and their PART scores and ratings. None of the Department's programs are rated as Ineffective or Results Not Demonstrated, whereas 22 percent of U.S. Government programs carry one of these two ratings. For additional information on PART and these assessments, please visit

Department of State PART Assessment Ratings and Scores 2002-2007
Program Name Score and Rating1 State Division
Contributions to International Atomic Energy Agency 98% Effective State Operations
Educational & Cultural Exchanges, NEA/SCA 97% Effective State Operations
Educational & Cultural Exchanges, Global 97% Effective State Operations
Capital Security Construction 97% Effective State Operations
Migration & Refugee Assistance-Protection 96% Effective Foreign Assistance
UN High Commissioner for Refugees 96% Effective Foreign Assistance
South Asia Military Assistance 93% Effective Foreign Assistance
Humanitarian Demining 93% Effective Foreign Assistance
Migration & Refugee Assistance-Other 93% Effective Foreign Assistance
International Boundary & Water Commission 92% Effective State Operations
Visa & Consular Services 92% Effective State Operations
Worldwide Security Upgrades 92% Effective State Operations
Humanitarian Migrants to Israel 91% Effective Foreign Assistance
Contribution to UN Development Program 91% Effective State Operations
Contribution to UNICEF & Other Programs 91% Effective State Operations
Global Peace Operations Initiative 91% Effective Foreign Assistance
Security Assistance for Western Hemisphere 90% Effective Foreign Assistance
Export Control Assistance 90% Effective Foreign Assistance
Nonproliferation & Disarmament Fund 89% Effective Foreign Assistance
Foreign Service Institute 88% Effective State Operations
Support for East European Democracy/FSA 88% Effective Foreign Assistance
U.S. Embassy Compound Security 87% Effective State Operations
International Peacekeeping Activities 86% Effective State Operations
Refugee Admissions to the U.S. 86% Effective Foreign Assistance
Non-Security Embassy Construction 86% Effective State Operations
Terrorist Interdiction Program 85% Effective Foreign Assistance
Anti-Terrorism Assistance 85% Effective Foreign Assistance
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe 83% Moderately Effective Foreign Assistance
Contributions to International Organizations 82% Moderately Effective State Operations
Military Assistance to NATO & NATO Aspirant Nations 82% Moderately Effective Foreign Assistance
Assistance to Refugees 82% Moderately Effective Foreign Assistance
Security Assistance to Sub-Saharan Africa 77% Moderately Effective Foreign Assistance
Global Threat Reduction 76% Moderately Effective Foreign Assistance
President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-Focus Countries 73% Moderately Effective Foreign Assistance
Protection of Foreign Missions and Officials 72% Moderately Effective State Operations
Economic Support Fund-Western Hemisphere 71% Moderately Effective Foreign Assistance
Security Assistance for Near East Asia 69% Adequate Foreign Assistance
Economic Support Fund-Africa 67% Adequate Foreign Assistance
Human Rights and Democracy Fund 66% Adequate State Operations
PEPFAR-Global Fund 65% Adequate Foreign Assistance
Interagency Cooperative Administrative Support Services 65% Adequate State Operations
Contributions to International Fisheries Commissions 59% Adequate State Operations
Public Diplomacy 59% Adequate State Operations
PEPFAR-Other Bilateral Programs 58% Adequate Foreign Assistance
International Narcotics Control & Law Enforcement (INCLE), Africa/Asia 53% Adequate Foreign Assistance
INCLE, WHA 53% Adequate Foreign Assistance
Andean Counterdrug Initiative 52% Adequate Foreign Assistance
International Information Programs 50% Adequate Foreign Assistance
INCLE, South Asia 50% Adequate Foreign Assistance

1 Effective (85-100%)  Moderately Effective (70-84%)  Adequate (50%-69%). (Back to Text)


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