ADS Chapter 401

USAID’s Human Capital (HC) Accountability System

Functional Series 400 – Human Resources

Document Quality Check Date: 10/19/2012
Partial Revision: 05/08/2008
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This chapter provides the policy directives and required procedures that govern USAID’s human capital (HC) accountability system.

USAID’s mission is to create a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community. The Agency’s current strategic framework, i.e., the Foreign Assistance Framework, is focused on implementing transformational diplomacy with the overarching goal of: “Helping to build and sustain democratic, well-governed states that will respond to the needs of their people and conduct themselves responsibly in the international system.”