Understanding the Data
One percent of the federal budget supports the U.S. government's foreign assistance investments to further America's foreign policy interests. U.S. foreign assistance helps expand free markets, combat extremism, ensure stable democracies, and address the root causes of poverty, among other things, while simultaneously fostering global good will.
These diverse programs are implemented by many U.S. agencies, through a wide variety of partners. ForeignAssistance.gov consolidates all of this information into one central, standardized repository in accordance with the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Bulletin 12-01 - Guidance on Collection of U.S. Foreign Assistance Data
ForeignAssistance.gov reporting requirements incorporate all international data fields from the International Aid Transparency Initiative, domestic data fields for the U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants report (Greenbook), and other data elements.