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23.

U.S. – Department of State

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OVERVIEW

Have they met the Busan commitment on aid transparency? No.

The U.S. Department of State is responsible for the implementation of U.S. foreign policy and supports U.S foreign assistance programs including those of USAID and PEPFAR. It leads on the design and implementation of the Foreign Assistance Dashboard (foreignassistance.gov).

ANALYSIS

Achievements and progress
  • State has improved by 15% points relative to the 2014 Index, seeing it rise from the ‘poor’ to the ‘fair’ category.
  • State publishes a full organisation file in the IATI Standard.
  • Since the 2015 U.S. Aid Transparency Review, State added seven new activity-level indicators in the IATI Standard (actual dates; aid type; collaboration type; finance type; flow type; tied aid status; implementer) and three new organisation-level indicators (procurement policy; annual report; country strategy).
  • At the end of 2015, State released its Foreign Assistance Data Review, a roadmap to an integrated system solution to improve the Department’s ability to track and report on its foreign assistance programs and funds.
Challenges and room for improvement
  • Fifteen out of the twenty-eight activity-level indicators are not currently published in the IATI Standard.
  • State does not score on twelve of these indicators. Titles and descriptions are not published.
  • Planned dates are no longer published to the IATI Registry.
  • For all U.S. agencies, aid data is published only quarterly to the IATI Registry.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • State should prioritize the quality of its data starting with titles and descriptions.
  • State should aim for monthly publication to the IATI Registry and ensure that its new system developed under the FADR includes State’s publications to the IATI Registry.
  • State should develop a plan for the internal use of its IATI data and plan for systematic outreach to stakeholders and local partners to use the data.

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DONOR PROFILE

2016 Index Score:

Fair

53.9%

2014 Index Score:

Poor

38.8%

2013 Index Score:

Poor

22.1%


First published to IATI:

June 2014



INDICATOR SCORING

TOTAL

53.9%

SECTION A

COMMITMENT TO
AID TRANSPARENCY:

6.58/10

SECTION B

PUBLICATION
ORGANISATION LEVEL:

21.49/25

SECTION C

PUBLICATION
ACTIVITY LEVEL:

25.78/65

Commitment

1. FOIA

2. Implementation Schedules

3. Accessibility

Planning

Planning

Financial

Financial

4. Organisation Strategy

5. Annual Report

6. Allocation Policy

7. Procurement Policy

Basic

Classifications

Financial

Performance

12. Implementer

13. Unique ID

14. Title

15. Description

16. Planned Dates

17. Actual Dates

18. Current Status

19. Contact Details