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This resource describes how to conduct at least one portfolio review per year that focuses on progress toward strategy-level results.
USAID Contribution
The Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) Mid-Course Stocktaking How-To Note provides guidance on planning and conducting a mid-course stocktaking. The process described in the note can also be adapted to a Regional Development Cooperation Strategy (RDCS) or other types of strategies and operational frameworks...
USAID Contribution
A Performance Management Plan (PMP) is a Mission-wide tool for planning and managing the process of (1) monitoring strategic progress, project performance, programmatic assumptions, and operational context; (2) evaluating performance and impact; and (3) learning and adapting from evidence. Each Mission must prepare...
USAID Contribution
This 10-page document summarizes key "musts" (requirements) and "shoulds" (best practices) in the revision of ADS 201 that was codified on October 28, 2020.
USAID Contribution
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A conceptual framework for using evidence for programmatic and strategic decision-making at USAID
USAID Contribution
Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations from Four Missions
Community Contribution
This resource describes how to integrate the Journey to Self-Reliance into the CDCS Mid-Course Stocktaking process.
Community Contribution
Stakeholder Analysis is used to identify the actors and relationships that influence project outcomes. This guidance, from IRC, can help you determine how to work and who to partner, coordinate or engage with in order to best achieve the outcome. It builds on existing stakeholder information and typically will include a...
Community 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...
USAID Contribution
This resource, part of the context-driven adaptation collection (see https://usaidlearninglab.org/context-driven-adaptation-overview), provides tips on how to enable context-driven adaptation, or thinking and working politically (TWP), within a USAID strategy. It also relates TWP to the journey to self-reliance. As...
USAID Contribution

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