Today, President Barack Obama sent to Congress his budget for the 2012 fiscal year, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides spoke to the press about the budget for the State Department and USAID.
The new Foreign Assistance Dashboard is a user-friendly way to find key State and USAID foreign assistance budget and appropriation data that you can manually query, filter, and download. You can explore foreign assistance funds by sector, overseas post, and initiative.
The goal of the Foreign Assistance Dashboard is to enable a wide variety of stakeholders, including U.S. citizens, civil society organizations, Congress, U.S. Government (USG) agencies, donors, and partner country governments, the ability to examine, research, and track USG foreign assistance investments in an accessible and easy-to-understand format. The Dashboard is still in the early stages of development, and future versions will incorporate budget, financial, and program data from all USG agencies receiving or implementing foreign assistance.
To understand the information presented in the Foreign Assistance Dashboard, users are encouraged to read the supplementary information under the What You Should Know section, especially the Top Ten Facts list. You can submit feedback or ask a question about the Dashboard here.
The United States has a long history of providing foreign assistance to respond to global needs, assist people overseas struggling to build a better life, and make the world safer. We hope you take a moment to explore the Dashboard to learn more about these efforts.