Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources

The Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources (F) was established in 2006 to coordinate U.S. foreign assistance programs.


Foreign assistance that produces measurable impact in advancing our national security and development goals.


F leads the coordination of U.S. foreign assistance. It advances U.S. national security and development objectives by coordinating policy, planning and performance management efforts, promoting evidence-informed decision making, and providing strategic direction for the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) foreign assistance resources.

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Hari Sastry was appointed Director of F in October 2014. F reports to the Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources.

Date: 01/13/2017 Description: Dennis Vega speaks with local technologists and data enthusiasts at the mHUB in Lilongwe, Malawi. From January 13, 2017 DipNote blog post. - State Dept Image

Exploring Aid Transparency in Malawi

Jan. 13, 2017: Aid transparency has the potential to empower citizens, governments, and donors to maximize development impact. The U.S. government makes our foreign assistance data available through the web portal. DipNote»

Date: 04/26/2016 Description: Farmer in South Sudan receives sorghum, oil, and lentils from the Catholic Relief Services led Jonglei Food Security Program, funded by USAID. © Photo courtesy of Catholic Relief Services

Five Foreign Assistance Moments You May Have Missed in 2016

Dec. 28: Over the past year, U.S. foreign assistance has played an integral role in moving our development, diplomacy, and national security goals forward. DipNote»

Date: 2016 Description: Residents sit in the waiting room of a USAID supported health clinic outside of Burma's capital. © USAID Image

U.S. Foreign Assistance in Southeast Asia Highlights Shared Priorities and Strong Partnerships

Dec. 22: Despite the tremendous differences and unique challenges faced by the Philippines and Burma, there are significant benefits derived from our investments in our foreign assistance partners. DipNote»

Date: 12/03/2016 Description: Students participate in a protest against corruption in Hyderabad, India. © AP Image

#UnitedAgainstCorruption: Fostering Mechanisms for More Accountable Governance Globally

Dec. 9: Anticorruption efforts undergird U.S. democracy and human rights work and governance assistance. Over the past five years, the State Department and USAID have dedicated more than $450 million to anticorruption programs. DipNote»

Date: 10/20/2016 Description: A Jordanian teacher talks to Syrian refugee students at school in Amman, Jordan. Image from DipNote blog post. © AP Image

Supporting Refugees and Host Communities: A Holistic Approach to Foreign Assistance in Jordan

Sept. 20: Through USAID in Jordan, U.S. foreign assistance is expanding 120 existing schools (20 of which are accelerated "fast track" expansions), renovating 132 schools, and building 25 new schools, targeting areas with large numbers of Syrian refugees. DipNote»

Date: 09/20/2016 Description: Coral reef with signs of bleaching. Image from DipNote blog post. Photo Credit Bryan Young. - State Dept Image

Our Ocean, Our Tomorrow

Sept. 20: U.S. foreign assistance is fueling the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development efforts to help keep our ocean healthy and productive. DipNote»


Date: 09/15/2016 Description: Children play under a Colombian flag in Bogota, Colombia. Image from DipNote blog post. © AP Image

Investing in Peace: Colombia, a Foreign Assistance Success

Sept. 15: U.S. foreign assistance will play a critical role in implementation of the peace accord between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. DipNote»

Looking to the Past and the Future of Foreign Aid

June 30: Deputy Secretary Higginbottom hosts "F at 10: A Decade of Impact" to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources at the Department of State. Text» Video»

Date: 06/30/2016 Description: F Director Hari Sastry, right, visited a mothers' group trained by USAID's flagship nutrition project, Suaahara. Given Nepal's already high stunting rate of 41 percent for children under five, nutrition was a critical concern following the earthquake. - State Dept Image

U.S. Foreign Assistance: A Decade of Impact

June 30: In just 10 years, we created and implemented a structure and framework that supports a coordinated U.S. government-wide foreign assistance approach to both country and global challenges. DipNote»

Date: 04/28/2016 Description: A man holds a United States Morgan Dollar coin. Image taken from DipNote blog. © Photo courtesy of Nick Ares.

Two Sides of the Foreign Assistance Coin

Apr. 28: The world we live in today is more interconnected than ever before. Together, we face challenges that are more complex than any we have ever encountered. As a leader of our global community, the United States drives international efforts to tackle these challenges. DipNote»

Date: 04/22/2016 Description: The Suaahara promotes hygienic practices such as improved quality of water and food hygiene, hand washing, use of latrines, and safe disposal of child feces to prevent health problems. Image taken from DipNote blog. © Photo courtesy of USAID/Suaahara project.

Investing in Water, Investing in Earth, Investing in Ourselves

Apr. 22: Water is the basic building block of our humanity. The United States is working to create a more water secure world by increasing access to safe drinking water and sanitation, improving water resources management, and promoting cooperation over shared waters. DipNote»

Date: 04/11/2016 Description: Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom and USAID Administrator Gayle Smith answered questions during a Facebook Q&A focused on the U.S. federal budget. - State Dept Image

Facebook Q&A: How the Federal Budget Supports U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities

Apr. 18: Did you know that only one percent of the United States' federal budget is spent on foreign assistance? This one percent of the federal budget supports some of our nation's most critical efforts to advance the safety, values, and prosperity of the American people. DipNote»

FY 2017 Foreign Assistance Budget Request

Mar. 1: The FY 2017 State Department and USAID Request of $50.1 billion includes $34.0 billion for foreign assistance programs and activities. The budget request directly supports our national security strategy and foreign policy priorities. More»

Date: 03/09/2016 Description: Secretary Kerry listens to opening statements before testimony in front of Senate appropriators in Washington, DC. Image taken from DipNote blog. - State Dept Image

The Return on Investment of Foreign Assistance

Mar. 9: What may appear to be a distant concern has the power to impact Americans right here on our home soil. That is why our foreign assistance budget matters--it is both our shield and our olive branch, our tool to promote U.S. national security and development goals abroad. DipNote»

Date: 02/09/2016 Description: With Deputy Secretary Heather Higginbottom looking on, USAID Administrator Gayle Smith discusses the President's FY 2017 budget request for the U.S. Department of State and USAID during the State Department's Daily Press Briefing. - State Dept Image

Supporting America's Presence Abroad Through the FY2017 Foreign Assistance Budget

Feb. 9, 2016: The FY 2017 Budget request for U.S. Department of State and USAID foreign assistance programming is $50.1 billion -- less than one percent of the total. Foreign assistance is America's face and presence around the world, and the budget request supports our national priorities. DipNote»