Strategic Goal 1: Regional Stability - Performance Summary, Resources Invested, and Illustrative Example of Significant Achievement

FY 2003 Performance and Accountability Report
Bureau of Resource Management
December 2003

IV. Performance Summary

The chart below shows the performance rating distribution of the FY 2003 results for the Regional Stability strategic goal. Also shown is a comparison between the FY 2003 and FY 2002 average performance ratings for the goal. FY 2003 results produced a rating of "Slightly Below Target", no change from last year's "slightly below target" rating.

Strategic Goal Summary of Results Achieved
Two Performance Goals Represented VALUE 1 2 3 4 5 N/A
Performance Rating Significantly Below Target Slightly Below Target On Target Above Target Significantly Above Target No 2003 Data Available
TOTAL Number
of Results
8 1 1 5 0 1 0
Percent of Total 100% 13% 13% 63% 0% 13% 0%
Average Performance
2003 Slightly Below Target  
2002 Slightly Below Target
Note 1: The rating corresponds to the numerical average of the performance rating values for the reported results.


V. Resources Invested

Human Resources
  FY 2002 FY 2003 % Change
Direct Funded Positions 1,215 1,247 UP 3%
Budget Authority
  FY 2002 FY 2003 % Change
Dollars (in Millions) $6,189 $8,143 UP 32%


VI. Illustrative Example of Significant Achievement

Illustrative Example

Sri Lanka

The Department played a significant role in moving the peace process forward by coordinating donor support for a "peace dividend" and by insisting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) abandon terrorism and reshape itself into a legitimate political organization. In April, the Department hosted a seminar on Sri Lanka attended by 26 countries and 18 international organizations to coordinate support among potential donors to Sri Lanka. In June, the United States co-chaired, along with Norway, the European Union, and Japan, a donors' conference for Sri Lanka held in Tokyo. The United States pledged $54 million over a two-year period, the largest bilateral contribution after Japan's. Pledges at the conference totalled a staggering $4.5 billion. The Department provided assistance to internally displaced persons and funded a demining program in the war-torn areas. The Department also funded a number of other programs directly supportive of the peace process, which have brought considerable relief to a war-weary populace. As of mid-August, the LTTE appeared prepared to resume peace negotiations, which it had suspended, with the government. Although the country remains in transition, there is a sense that peace has returned to the island for good.

Photo showing nearly 30 Sri Lankan protesters holding banners in Tokyo, Japan, denouncing the Japanese government's financial support of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Nearly 30 Sri Lankan protesters hold banners in Tokyo, Japan, denouncing the Japanese government's financial support of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a Tamil group formed in opposition to the Singhalese majority government in Sri Lanka. � AP Photo/Akio Suga