|The State/USAID Strategic Plan is formulated every 5 years.|
|The QDDR is a 2010 review of State Department and USAID operations and review for priority improvements for the future.|
|The CBJ for Foreign Operations is the proposed budget for State and USAID.|
USAID's Goals for foreign assistance are then:
- Transformation Development
- USAID works to support far-reaching institutional changes of governance, health and human services, education, and economic growth. All striving to build capacity to sustain progress.
- Poverty, weak institutions, and corruption can weaken states. Failed states can lead to the prevalence of terrorism or drug trafficking ultimately impacting the security of the United States.
- Foreign Assistance is a leveraging instrument with US partners, but more than that, it's a method to help move partners to becoming more stable, prosperous, and democratic societies. This can result in new allies and new trade partners as well.
- There are many global issues that can only be managed through collective efforts. For these issues, no single country could bring the resources and clout necessary to adequately address them. USAID thus seeks partnerships and cooperation on such issues like infectious diseases, international trade, criminal activities, and trafficking in persons.
- Foreign assistance is a way to show the generosity and compassion of the American people. It is a way for the US to assist in crises around the world such recent events such as the Japanese Earthquake, the Bangkok floods, or the drought in East Africa.