Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20520
Tel: + (202) 647-2527
Fax: + (202) 647-2529
The Office of the Director of US Foreign Assistance is responsible at a macro level for the ODA activities of the Department
of State and USAID. DFA is responsible for co-ordinating US foreign assistance (FA). Since 2006 it has developed
a standard programming structure to codify FA objectives; created a comprehensive database to track assistance across
all programmes, countries, and Bureaus; and, developed systems to improve performance and accountability.
DFA give critical importance to monitoring and evaluation, performance management, and accountability.
The office is responsible for interagency co-ordination, training in monitoring and evaluation, development of support
tools (glossary, standards, guidelines, indicators) and assistance with the development of evaluation policies for
the Department of State and USAID (the primary implanting agencies). The main focus is to build institutional capacity
and an evaluation culture.