Net Cost Summary
The table below show each agency's net cost, that is, gross costs less earned revenue, invested in each joint strategic goal, which is aligned with the Foreign Assistance Framework. Operating Unit Management and Executive Direction are costs that cannot be directly traced or reasonably allocated to strategic goals; however, these costs are captured and included in the total net cost of operations. In addition, total net cost includes intra-agency eliminations, but does not include eliminations between the Department and USAID.
The Department's total net cost increased nine percent from the prior fiscal year, with the strategic goal Achieving Peace and Security representing the largest investment for the agency at 35 percent of total net cost of operations. The increase in net cost was primarily due to increased spending on the HIV/AIDS program included under the Investing in People strategic goal. The Department's strategic goal of Strengthening Consular and Management Capabilities is presented as a negative figure because earned revenue exceeded gross cost. USAID's total net cost decreased 10 percent from the previous fiscal year due to the agency excluding reporting the net cost of operations related to budget authority transferred from other agencies.
|(Dollars in Thousands)||STATE||USAID|
|Strategic Goal||Net Cost||Percent of Total
|Net Cost||Percent of Total|
|Achieving Peace and Security||$ 4,911,933||35%||$ 459,065||5%|
|Governing Justly and Democratically||650,108||5%||1,303,047||14%|
|Investing in People||2,300,648||17%||3,029,681||33%|
|Promoting Economic Growth and Prosperity||1,062,556||8%||3,000,895||32%|
|Providing Humanitarian Assistance||1,099,101||8%||1,386,054||15%|
|Promoting International Understanding||1,773,574||13%||N/A||N/A|
|Strengthening Consular and Management Capabilities||(52,440)||0%||N/A||N/A|
|Operating Unit Management||N/A||N/A||117,152||1%|
|Executive Direction and Other Costs Not Assigned||1,890,603||14%||N/A||N/A|
|Total Net Cost of Operations||$13,636,083||100%||$9,295,894||100%|