FY 2007-2012 Department of State and USAID Strategic Plan
Bureau of Resource Management
May 2007
Report

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FOREIGN ASSISTANCE FRAMEWORK
Goal "To help build and sustain democratic, well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty and conduct themselves responsibly in the international system."
Objectives Peace and Security Governing Justly and Democratically Investing in People Economic Growth Humanitarian
Assistance
End Goal
of U.S.
Foreign
Assistance
Graduation
Trajectory
Accounts within State/USAID FMF, TI, IMET, ESF, INCLE, NADR, PKO, ACI, FSA, SEED DA, TI, SEED, FSA, DF, ESF, INCLE, IO&P, ACI DA, CSH, ESF, IDFA, IO&P, FSA, SEED, GHAI, ACI, Title II DA, ESF, SEED, FSA, IO&P, ACI, Title II IDFA, MRA, ERMA, ACI, Title II
Other USG Agency Contributions
Foreign Assistance
Program Areas
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Combating WMD
  • Stabilization Operations and Defense Reform
  • Counternarcotics
  • Transnational Crime
  • Conflict Mitigation and Response
  • Rule of Law and Human Rights
  • Good Governance
  • Political Competition and Consensus-Building
  • Civil Society
  • Health
  • Education
  • Social Services and Protection for Vulnerable Populations
  • Macroeconomic Foundation for Growth
  • Trade and Investment
  • Financial Sector
  • Infrastructure
  • Agriculture
  • Private Sector Competitiveness
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Environment
  • Protection, Assistance and Solutions
  • Disaster Readiness
  • Migration Management
Category Definition
Rebuilding
Countries
States in or emerging from and rebuilding after internal or external conflict. Prevent or mitigate state failure and/or violent conflict. Assist in creating and/or stabilizing a legitimate and democratic government and a supportive environment for civil society and media. Start or restart the delivery of critical social services, including health and educational facilities, and begin building or rebuilding institutional capacity. Assist in the construction or reconstruction of key internal infrastructure and market mechanisms to stabilize the economy. Address immediate needs of refugee, displaced, and other affected groups. Stable environment for good governance, increased availability of essential social services, and initial progress to create policies and institutions upon which future progress will rest. Advance to the Developing or Transforming Category.
Developing
Countries
States with low or lower-middle income, not yet meeting MCC performance criteria, and the criterion related to political rights. Address key remaining challenges to security and law enforcement. Support policies and programs that accelerate and strengthen public institutions and the creation of a more vibrant local government, civil society and media. Encourage social policies that deepen the ability of institutions to establish appropriate roles for the public and private sector in service delivery. Encourage economic policies and strengthen institutional capacity to promote broad-based growth. Encourage reduced need for future HA by introducing prevention and mitigation strategies, while continuing to address emergency needs. Continued progress in expanding and deepening democracy, strengthening public and private institutions, and supporting policies that promote economic growth and poverty reduction. Advance to the Transforming Category.
Transforming
Countries
States with low or lower-middle income, meeting MCC performance criteria, and the criterion related to political rights. Nurture progress toward partnerships on security and law enforcement. Provide limited resources and technical assistance to reinforce democratic institutions. Provide financial resources and limited technical assistance to sustain improved livelihoods. Provide financial resources and technical assistance to promote broad-based growth. Address emergency needs on a short-term basis, as necessary. Government, civil society and private sector institutions capable of sustaining development progress. Advance to the Sustaining Partnership Category or graduate from foreign assistance.
Sustaining
Partnership
Countries
States with upper-middle income or greater for which U.S. support is provided to sustain partnerships, progress, and peace. Support strategic partnerships addressing security, CT, WMD, and counter-narcotics. Address issues of mutual interest. Address issues of mutual interest. Create and promote sustained partnerships on trade and investment. Address emergency needs on a short-term basis, as necessary. Continued partnership as strategically appropriate where U.S. support is necessary to maintain progress and peace. Continue partnership or graduate from foreign assistance.
Restrictive
Countries
States of concern where there are significant governance issues. Prevent the acquisition/proliferation of WMD, support CT and counter narcotics. Foster effective democracy and responsible sovereignty. Create local capacity for fortification of civil society and path to democratic governance. Address humanitarian
needs.
Promote a market-based economy. Address emergency needs on a short-term basis, as necessary. Civil society empowered to demand more effective democracies and states respectful of human dignity, accountable to their citizens, and responsible towards their neighbors. Advance to other relevant foreign assistance category.
Global or
Regional
Activities that advance the five objectives, transcend a single country's borders, and are addressed outside a country strategy. Achievement of foreign assistance goal and objectives. Determined based on criteria specific to the global or regional objective.


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