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USAID Program Cycle Overview Summary


The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the Program Cycle to USAID staff and our partners to better understand how these components support each other and relate to annual processes and documents, such as the Mission Budget Request (MRR) - formerly known as the Mission Strategic Resource Plan, Performance Plan and Report (PPR), Operational Plans (OPs), and Congressional Budget Justification (CBJ). The paper is framed in the context of USAID’s Policy Framework and Agency Policies and Strategies, and summarizes requirements articulated in the Evaluation Policy, Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) Guidance, and Project Design Guidance; the paper does not impose any new requirements. Click here for more information on the Program Cycle.

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