Strategic Goal 7: Democracy and Human Rights - 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 Democracy and Human Rights 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", unchanged 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
11 0 2 7 1 0 1
Percent of Total 100% 0% 18% 64% 9% 0% 9%
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 815 783 DOWN 4%
Budget Authority
  FY 2002 FY 2003 % Change
Dollars (in Millions) $1,347 $1,341 DOWN 0.5%


VI. Illustrative Example of Significant Achievement

Illustrative Example

The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) is a Presidential initiative announced by Secretary Powell on December 12, 2002, which provides a framework and funding for the United States to work together with the private sector, civil society, and governments in the Arab world to expand economic, political, and education reform efforts in the Middle East and champion opportunity for all people of the region, especially women and youth. The initiative strives to link Arab, U.S. and global private sector business, non-governmental organizations, civil society elements, and governments together to develop innovative policies and programs to achieve this mission. The U.S. has adopted a new policy, a forward strategy of freedom in the Middle East. MEPI is the Administration's primary diplomatic policy and development programmatic tool to support this U.S. policy and is structured in four reform areas: economic, political, education and women's issues.

Photo showing Secretary Powell talking about the Middle East Partnership Initiative with Arab women

Secretary Powell talks about the Middle East Partnership Initiative with Arab women. Department of State Photo