Bureau of the Comptroller and Global Financial Services
Report
February 15, 2013



The Joint Mission of the Department of State and USAID is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere. To achieve this overall mission, President Obama and Secretary Clinton have emphasized a number of strategic goals that respond to key U.S. foreign policy and national security priorities. Strategic planning and performance management, including evaluation, are guided in the Department and USAID by the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) and the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRAMA). In addition, the Department and USAID share a Joint Strategic Goal Framework organized around seven strategic goals. The QDDR serves as the Department of State-USAID Joint Strategic Plan, which is anchored in the National Security Strategy's objectives for U.S. foreign policy and development assistance. The figure above, entitled "Old to New" Department of State-USAID Joint Strategic Goal Framework, is a graphic that depicts the State Department and USAID's new Strategic Goals in comparison to the previous Strategic Goal Framework. Effective FY 2013, the Department of State and USAID began measuring progress, results, and report performance against the new Joint Strategic Goal Framework. In accordance with GPRAMA, both State and USAID are updating the agencies' Joint Strategic Plan.