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READ THE STATE PLAN ❯
READ THE USAID PLAN ❯
STATE APGs ❯
USAID APGs ❯
JOINT APGs ❯
On behalf of the American people, we promote and demonstrate democratic values and advance a free, peaceful, and prosperous world.
The U.S. Department of State leads America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance by advancing the interests of the American people, their safety and economic prosperity.
On behalf of the American people, we promote and demonstrate democratic values abroad, and advance a free, peaceful, and prosperous world.
In support of America's foreign policy, the U.S. Agency for International Development leads the U.S. Government's international development and disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance.
The Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency within the Executive Branch and the lead institution to conduct American diplomacy. Established by Congress in 1789 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Department is the oldest and most senior executive agency of the U.S. Government. The head of the Department, the Secretary of State, is the President’s principal foreign policy advisor. The Secretary implements the President’s foreign policies worldwide through the Department and its employees. The Department of State protects and advances the interests of American citizens and America’s sovereignty by:
As the U.S. Government’s lead international development and humanitarian assistance agency, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) helps societies realize their potential. USAID plans its development and assistance programs in coordination with the Department of State and collaborates with other U.S. government agencies, multilateral and bilateral organizations, private companies, academic institutions, faith-based groups, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The Secretary of State and USAID Administrator are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
As the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results, USAID supports U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to self-reliance and resilience. USAID plays a critical role in our nation’s efforts to ensure stability, prevent conflict and build citizen-responsive local governance. Through the Agency’s work and that of its partner organizations, development assistance from the American people is transforming lives, communities, and economies around the world. USAID’s investments in evidence-based programs are:
To access additional agency performance documents visit Department of State's website and USAID's website.