Each of these websites represents different funding timeframes and reporting parameters
than what is contained in the Foreign Assistance Dashboard. For more information
on the type of data represented in the Foreign Assistance Dashboard visit
the About the Data page.
The Foreign Assistance Dashboard currently includes foreign assistance budget planning,
obligation, and disbursement data for the U.S. Agency for International Development
(USAID), the and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC),
as well as budget planning data for the Department of State. The data comes from
a variety of agency budgetary, accounting, and procurement systems.
No, the country pages are not a complete view of the foreign assistance benefitting
a particular country. In the Congressional appropriation, some funds are not appropriated
at the country level. These funds are appropriated to Washington based offices for
subsequent allocation to field offices, regional offices, or worldwide programs.
Some of these funds are programmed to benefit multiple countries or a regional or
worldwide program and cannot be represented on the country page.
The Dashboard is not an accounting tool, but a way to help the U.S. Government be
more transparent. Thus, it may not always be possible to trace funded amounts through
the stages of the U.S. financial processes (appropriation, obligation, disbursement)
on a dollar for dollar basis within the Dashboard data.
Data for the following agencies are currently displayed on the Foreign Assistance
- Department of State (budget planning data only)
- USAID (budget planning, obligation, and spent data)
- Millennium Challenge Corporation (budget planning, obligation, and spent
The Foreign Assistance Dashboard aims to eventually integrate all U.S. Government
foreign assistance budget, financial, and program data. Please continue
to check back as the Dashboard is expanded to incorporate additional data sets.
Updates will be made on a continuous basis as more data becomes available from additional
U.S Government agencies and for additional fiscal years. Agencies update their own
internal data sets on different schedules. Please continue to check back for additional
The Foreign Assistance Dashboard contains the most recent publicly available foreign
assistance data for the contributing agencies.
The Foreign Assistance Dashboard contains a large data set, which has been organized
in a few standard charts and graphs. However, all of the raw data is available for
users to query and sort in customizable ways. Use the
"Data Query" tool to create a customized data set by selecting a set of
variables or by exporting the entire data set to Excel or CSV.
To implement Foreign Assistance programs, U.S. Government agencies typically partner
with a wide variety of organizations, including private voluntary organizations
(PVOs), local and regional nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), private sector
companies, and public international organizations (PIOs).
Offices based in the United States (primarily but not exclusively in Washington,
D.C.) are organized around both regional and functional offices. These offices provide
support to overseas offices, program globally-focused activities, and assist in
providing overall policy guidance and program oversight. Funds initially allocated
to these offices are subsequently allocated to overseas offices or to worldwide
There are instances when funds are de-obligated from a program or activity due to
changes in scope of activities. A de-obligation is an agency’s cancellation or downward
adjustment of previously incurred obligations. De-obligated funds may be re-obligated
within the same time period. Negative disbursements appear for reconciliations and
corrections in OECD codes.
The Foreign Assistance Dashboard plans to include project level information in the
future, which will include details on which contractors, non-governmental organizations,
or grantees are receiving federal funds to conduct foreign assistance projects.
Until the data is available, project information is available on U.S. Government
agency websites such as USAID.gov
The Foreign Assistance Dashboard currently contains only data from 2005 to the present.
Foreign Assistance data prior to this can be found on the U.S. Overseas Loans and
Grants Database (also known as the “Greenbook”) (http://gbk.eads.usaidallnet.gov/). The Greenbook
includes U.S. foreign assistance to the rest of the world by reporting all loans
and grants authorized by the U.S. Government for each fiscal year. Please note that
the Greenbook content differs from the current Foreign Assistance Dashboard data
since they represent different points in time in the budget process and different
No. An Organizational Unit (OU) is responsible for the management of foreign assistance
funds allocated to its mission and objectives, whereas a beneficiary is the direct
or indirect recipient of the assistance benefits. Organizational Unit is a term
of reference used to designate an entity responsible for planning and management
of foreign assistance programs. Currently on the Dashboard, information identified
with country-specific OUs may not capture all funds or activities originating from
regional or functional OUs. Regional and functional OUs manage programs that benefit
a number of countries, and may include flows to multilateral organizations as well
as individual nations. Over time, the Dashboard will include the allocation of regional
and functional OU programs to particular countries and organizations.