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Self-Paced Training and Courses

Learn and master USAID and development concepts and processes.

How USAID Development Programming Works

The Program Cycle is USAID’s operational model for planning, delivering, assessing, and adapting development programming to achieve more effective and sustainable results. Find out more about the Program Cycle principles and components.

Mid-Course Stocktaking Module and Overview

Stocktakings assess strategy-level results on a cumulative basis, as well as changes in context or opportunity that could result in updates to strategy implementation. The Mid-Course Stocktaking Module is a one-stop-shop for sample agendas, design tools and words of wisdom from Missions that have been there before.

Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA)

This 60-minute, web-based training provides the steps a facilitator will need to carry out the Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA) process. Any officer directly engaging with local partners, or who supports capacity development programming, will get a general introduction and learn best practices through real-life examples.

Local Capacity Strengthening Policy Training

The Local Capacity Strengthening Policy is centered around seven mutually-reinforcing principles that are flexible and action-oriented to help guide decisions and choices that lead to more effective programming and equitable partnerships. Explore each principle for practical examples, tools and resources, and reflect on how to apply these principles in your own work.