Country Strategies (CDCS)

Women in Government Internship Program is launched in Afghanistan.
Women in Government Internship Program is launched in Afghanistan.
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One size does not fit all when it comes to aid. Working together, U.S. government agencies can provide humanitarian aid and crisis assistance more effectively.

This is why USAID Missions are required to develop and use Country Development Cooperation Strategies, also known as CDCS. These five-year, country-based strategies show how Agency assistance is synchronized with other agencies' efforts (see the official CDCS Guidance).

CDCSs incorporate:

  • Presidential Initiatives
  • U.S. government policies and strategies
  • USAID policies and strategies

Once approved, the CDCS informs assistance planning, budgeting, and resource allocation.  The CDCS relies on thorough analysis and division of labor to set and achieve ambitious goals and objectives in close collaboration with host governments and citizens.

The following CDCSs have already been approved:

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2015-2019
  • Colombia Country Development
 Cooperation Strategy 2014-2018
  • Angola Country Development
 Cooperation Strategy 2014-2017
  • Mozambique Country Development
 Cooperation Strategy 2014-2018
  • Nicaragua Country Development
 Cooperation Strategy 2013-2017
  • Ghana Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2013-2017
  • Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) 2012-2020
  • Zambia Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2011-2015
  • South Sudan Transition Strategy 2011-2013
  • Southern Africa Regional Development Cooperation Strategy 2011-2016
  • Uganda Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2011-2015
  • Ethiopia Country Development Strategy 2011-2015
  • Bangladesh Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2011-2016
  • Albania Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2011-2015
  • Bosnia Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2012-2016
  • Guatemala Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2012-2016
  • Senegal Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2012-2016
  • Sri Lanka Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2011-2013
  • Azerbaijan Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2011-2016
  • Peru Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2012-2016
  • Georgia Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2013-2017
  • Ukraine Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2012-2016
  • Jordan Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2013-2017
  • India Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2012-2016
  • Philippines Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2012-2016
  • Malawi Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2013-2018
  • Liberia Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2013-2017
  • South Africa Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2013-2017
  • Kosovo Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2014-2018
  • Moldova Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2013-2017
  • Serbia Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2013-2017
  • Armenia Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2013-2017
  • Timor-Leste Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2013-2018
  • Jamaica Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2014-2018
  • Dominican Republic Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2014-2018
  • Zimbabwe Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2013-2015
  • Morocco Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2013-2017
  • Vietnam Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2014-2018
  • El Salvador Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2013-2017
  • Paraguay Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2013-2017
  • Nepal Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2013-2017
  • Cambodia Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2013-2017
  • Kyrgyz Republic Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2013-2017
  • Tanzania Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2014-2019
  • Kenya Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2014-2018

Currently, 63 USAID missions are scheduled to complete a CDCS by the end of fiscal year 2014.

Last updated: November 18, 2014

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