Implementing Partner Update: CDCS Development and the Journey to Self-Reliance

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Date Published:
July 29, 2019
USAID Contribution

USAID’s Office of Strategic and Program Planning (SPP) in the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) has prepared a Partner Update video on USAID’s new, streamlined approach to the development of Country Development and Cooperation Strategies (CDCSs) with Self-Reliance as a prominent theme.

While we know that many of you have past experience supporting Missions with CDCS development, this video will:

  • Highlight what's new in USAID's CDCS approach, focus, content and process;
  • Give an overview of the major projects underpinning Self-Reliance; and
  • Identify CDCS and Journey to Self-Reliance resources.

Click here to watch the video with captions.


Any questions about the new CDCS process can be submitted here between July 29 and August 5, 2019. All questions and answers will be shared publicly on USAID Learning Lab and as an Information Notice on the Federal Business Opportunities website (

Additional Resources

Consult the list of resources at right for more information about the process. 

Please note: Updates to ADS 201 are coming soon.