FY 2017 Agency Financial Report: Helping People Progress Beyond Assistance

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We partner to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity.*

USAID has been working toward these goals for more than 50 years. Extreme poverty is multi-dimensional—driven by everything from water insecurity to a lack of stable democratic governance. Resilient societies must have healthy, educated, and well-nourished citizens, as well as a vibrant economy and inclusive, legitimate, and responsive institutions. All of USAID’s work—including efforts to increase food security, improve education, and end preventable child death—create pathways for the world’s most vulnerable people to escape extreme poverty.


USAID is an independent federal agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With an official presence in 87 countries and programs in 19 non-presence countries, the Agency accelerates human progress in developing countries by reducing poverty, advancing democracy, empowering women, building market economies, promoting security, responding to crises, and improving quality of life through investments in health and education. USAID is headed by an Administrator and Deputy Administrator, both appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. USAID plans its development and assistance programs in close coordination with the Department of State (State), and collaborates with other U.S. Government agencies, multilateral and bilateral organizations, private companies, academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

To transform USAID into a modern development enterprise, the Agency continues to implement reforms initiated in 2010. This included strengthening the Agency’s overseas workforce in key technical areas. In 2017, the Agency’s mission was supported by 3,668 U.S. direct hire employees, of which 2,083 are Foreign Service Officers, of which 259 are Foreign Service Limited, and 1,585 are in the Civil Service. Additional support came from 4,547 Foreign Service Nationals, and 1,527 other non-direct hire employees (not counting institutional support contractors). Of these employees, 3,208 are based in Washington, D.C., and 6,534 are deployed overseas. These totals include employees from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

USAID’s workforce and culture continue to serve as a reflection of core American values—values that are rooted in the belief of doing the right thing.

USAID has elected to produce an Agency Financial Report (AFR) and Annual Performance Report (APR) as an alternative to the consolidated Performance and Accountability Report (PAR). The Agency will submit its FY 2017 APR to the Office of Management and Budget in March 2018; and will post it on the Agency’s website at http://www.usaid.gov/results-and-data/progress-data/annualperformance- report. * As of September 30, 2017.

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:30am