All posts tagged with "Strategic Planning" A Mission’s chosen approach in country or region that provides a focal point of the broader context for projects and activities.
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... read more
The National Contraceptive Security Commission in Guatemala Addresses Political and Operational Challenges through Collaborating, Learning, Adapting, and Transforming
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... read more
A table of participatory facilitation techniques with descriptions and additional resource links.
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more
Thinking and Working Politically (TWP) through Applied Political Economy Analysis (PEA): Core Resource Documents
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... read more
On this page: What is it? | How do I get started? | Important Tips What is it? USAID’s work takes place in environments that are often unstable and in transition. Even in more stable contexts, circumstances evolve and may affect programming in unpredictable ways.... read more
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,... read more
On this page: What is it? | How do I get started? | Important Tips What is it? Portfolio reviews and the Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) mid-course stocktaking are complementary approaches for a Mission’s ongoing learning and adapting within the... read more
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