USAID: Country Strategies

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ADS 201.3.2 on Strategic Planning and the CDCS

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Leveraging Trade for Development and Inclusive Growth 2011-2021

A CDCS is a five-year strategy at the country level that reflects USAID collaboration with other agencies to formulate country development cooperation strategies that are results-oriented and foster partnering with host countries to focus investment in key areas that shape countries' overall stability and prosperity.

This section of the kit is designed to help you develop the MEL and learning related aspects of a CDCS. The section is divided into seven segments, as listed in the menu below. Several key subtopics and tools found in this section are also highlighted in this menu. You can go through this section sequentially, by using the forward arrow at the bottom of each page, or you can jump directly to topics that interest you.

CDCS Elements That Involve Monitoring, Evaluation or Learning

  1. Learning from Experience
  2. Strategy and Results Framework
  3. Assumptions
  4. Performance Monitoring Indicators
  5. Anticipating Evaluation Needs
  6. CDCS Learning Approach
  7. CDCS Performance Management Budget


Policy input for a CDCS that includes a trade focus comes from USAID's Policy Framework 2011-2015; its 2008 economic growth strategy, Securing the Future; and its 2016 Policy for Trade Capacity Building.

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A toolkit developed and implemented by:
Office of Trade and Regulatory Reform
Bureau of Economic Growth, Education, and Environment
US Agency for International Development (USAID)

For more information, please contact Paul Fekete.