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Department of State : human capital strategy does not recognize foreign assistance responsibilities : report to the Honorable Richard G. Lugar, Ranking Minority Member, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate.

Author: Richard Lugar; United States. Government Accountability Office.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2007]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Secretary of State has made foreign assistance a pillar of the department's Transformational Diplomacy Initiative and has sought better policy coordination, planning, and oversight by establishing a Director of Foreign Assistance (F Bureau). Even though the U.S. Agency for International Development has been the principal agency for development and humanitarian aid, the Department of State (State) has had a  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Lugar; United States. Government Accountability Office.
OCLC Number: 182519482
Notes: Title from title screen (viewed on Nov. 13, 2007).
"September 2007."
Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548.
"GAO-07-1153."
Description: ii, 41 pages : digital, PDF file
Details: Mode of access: Internet. Address as of 11/13/07: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d071153.pdf; current access available via PURL.
Other Titles: Human capital strategy does not recognize foreign assistance responsibilities

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The Secretary of State has made foreign assistance a pillar of the department's Transformational Diplomacy Initiative and has sought better policy coordination, planning, and oversight by establishing a Director of Foreign Assistance (F Bureau). Even though the U.S. Agency for International Development has been the principal agency for development and humanitarian aid, the Department of State (State) has had a significant role delivering this type of assistance. Thus, it is essential that State have the right staff, with the right skills, in the right places to carry out its foreign assistance management responsibilities and ensure that U.S. funds are well spent. As requested, this report (1) describes the size and scope of development and humanitarian foreign assistance programs managed by State, (2) describes State's approaches to managing and monitoring such programs, and (3) evaluates State's processes for determining its human capital requirements for managing these programs.

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