USAID works with the Department of State and the White House to determine the Agencies’ strategic goals. Climate Change has been identified as a major goal of strategic importance, as documented in the FY14-17 Joint Strategic Plan and the 2015 Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review.
Results related to these goals are made public in a variety of performance reports order to adhere to the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRAMA), which provides enhanced performance planning, management, and reporting tools and requirements. Additional information on environmental and climate change funding and results at a country level is also made available online for reference.
Implementing partners and mission staff should be aware of how the results they achieve are used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Global Climate Change Initiative.
The Annual Performance Report presents a detailed assessment of Agency performance against annual targets for a representative set of foreign assistance indicators. Related to USAID's Climate Change programming is "Strategic Goal 3: Promote the Transition to a Low Emission, Climate-resilient World while Expanding Global Access to Sustainable Energy".
The focus of the Climate Change related Agency Priority Goal (APG) is to "enable economic growth concurrent with significant reductions in national emissions trajectories through 2020 and the longer term by supporting the development and implementation of low emission development strategies (LEDS). Specifically, this APG measures the progress of Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies (EC-LEDS) and the multilateral Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP)."
The Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) provides a blueprint for advancing America’s interests in global security, inclusive economic growth, climate change, accountable governance and freedom for all. As a joint effort of the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development, the review identifies major global and operational trends that constitute threats or opportunities, delineates priorities and reforms to ensure our civilian institutions are in the strongest position to shape and respond to a rapidly changing world. Climate Change is one of the four strategic priorities identified in the 2015 QDDR.
The Department of State and USAID developed this Joint Strategic Plan through a consultative process involving the senior leadership of the two agencies. Their deliberations, shaped by Presidential directives and policies, previous strategic planning efforts, and the 2010 Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, produced the strategic goals and strategic objectives for the next four years. Related to Climate Change is "Strategic Goal 3: Promote the Transition to a Low Emission, Climate-resilient World while Expanding Global Access to Sustainable Energy".
This site provides USAID investments and illustrative results in many of the countries where USAID works. Users can navigate to the "Environment" tab to visualize select climate change indicators and results on a country by country basis.