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Strategic planning is the process by which USAID defines its objectives in a country or region to maximize the impact of the Agency’s development work. This process requires cooperation with partner governments, other donors and the interagency. USAID strategic planning advances U.S. foreign policy and development priorities and ensures the strategic use of resources.

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Enabling Context-Driven Adaptation in Strategies

Apr 08,2019
By: djacobstein
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 such, it is a usef...
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The National Contraceptive Security Commission in Guatemala Addresses Political and Operational Challenges through Collaborating, Learning, Adapting, and Transforming

Dec 11,2018
By: Marisela de la Cruz
The National Contraceptive Security Commission (CNAA) in Guatemala was established to ensure the availability of contraceptives and to guarantee the population's access to family planning. Representatives of public organizations, civil society, and trade associations participate in the group, however, the integration of representatives fr...
Collaborating
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Participatory Facilitation Techniques

Sep 18,2018
By: jenromba
A table of participatory facilitation techniques with descriptions and additional resource links.
Collaborating
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1+1>2: Increasing Impact Through a Regional Development Initiative in Uganda

Sep 03,2018
By: Jordan Rief
USAID/Uganda set out to 'do business differently' with the introduction of their latest Country Development Cooperation Strategy. Part of this philosophy involves looking at problems from a different perspective, and not being afraid to try something new. The proliferation of districts in Uganda creates a unique development challenge in t...
Collaborating
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USAID CDCS Mid Course Stocktaking: What We've Learned So Far & How To Get Started

Jul 17,2018
By: jenromba
CDCS mid-course stocktaking has emerged as one approach to assessing ongoing strategy and program implementation, particularly in light of contextual changes and emerging lessons. It provides an opportunity for the mission to periodically -- and intentionally -- revalidate its strategic approach, revisit core assumptions, and adapt implem...
Adapting
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Vulnerability to Resilience: A Training Module

Jul 11,2018
By: Anna Snider
We tend to think about poor people in a one-dimensional way (poor people are poor because they don’t have money), which results in program interventions that address only the financial needs of people but do not improve their resilience. This lesson encourages reflection about one’s own assets, both tangible and intangible, and the vu...
Adapting
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Thinking and Working Politically (TWP) through Applied Political Economy Analysis (PEA): Core Resource Documents

Jun 01,2018
By: Sarah Swift
Thinking and Working Politically: A Guide for Practitioners provides an overview of the process and methodology for applied PEA in use within USAID, and guidance on how PEA can support a broader effort around politically-informed programming. This group of resource documents is intended to accompany the Guide, in helping to...
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Kosovo Political Economy Analysis

Mar 15,2018
By: djacobstein
The Political Economy Analysis of Kosovo explicates key trends and identifies opportunities and challenges to needed reforms. Section II discusses the methodology of the report. Section III provides findings on current foundational factors, rules of the game, here and now, and dynamics. The final section presents the conclusions.As Kosovo...
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Integration for Maximum Results

Nov 27,2017
By: Anastasia Buyanova
USAID/Honduras is using CLA for its integration approach under Development Objective 2 (DO2) “Extreme poverty sustainably reduced for vulnerable populations in western Honduras,” of the USAID/Honduras Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). USAID/Honduras' CDCS was approved in December 2014 and focused interventions into two ...
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