Development in Vulnerable Environments (DIVE 1.0) Resource List

A list of selected resources for participants of the "Development in Vulnerable Environments" course. 

USG/Interagency

U.S. Global Development Policy (PPD-6) - the directive recognizes that development is vital to U.S. national security and is a strategic, economic, and moral imperative for the United States.

Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review - the QDDR provides a blueprint for elevating American “civilian power” to better advance our national interests and to be a better partner to the U.S. military.

Foreign Assistance Dashboard - the Dashboard currently contains foreign assistance budget planning, obligation, and spent data for USAID, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) as well as budget planning data for the Department of State.

Policy Guidance for DoD Humanitarian Assistance Funded by the Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid (OHDACA) Appropriation - instructs DoD units to consult USAID prior to conducting HA activities as well how these activities should interact with USAID strategies/programs.

Policy Guidance for DoD Global Health Engagement - helps frame possible in civ-mil engagements at the field level.

USAID General Information

Development Experience Clearinghouse- The largest online resource for USAID-funded technical and program documentation from more than 50 years of USAID’s existence, with more than 155,000 documents available for viewing and electronic download.

Administrator’s Annual Letter 2014

USAID Key Achievements - a few examples of what less than one percent of the total federal budget can accomplish, when it is dedicated to development assistance.

One Mission, One USAID – helps readers understand USAID’s mission, approach, and core values.

Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance

Office of Civilian-Military Cooperation

USAID Policies and Strategies

USAID Policy Framework- provides staff and partners worldwide with a clear sense of USAID’s core development priorities, operational principles, and lays out our agenda for institutional reform, USAID Forward.

USAID Policy on Cooperation with the Department of Defense (2015)  [pdf]

Education Strategy (2011)

The Development Response to Violent Extremism and Insurgency (2011)

The Development Response to Violent Extremism Fact Sheet (2015)

Counter-Trafficking in Persons Policy (2012)

Youth in Development (2012)

Sustainable Service Delivery in an Increasingly Urbanized World (2013)

Global Health Strategic Framework (2012)

Local Systems Framework (2014)

Climate Change and Development Strategy (2012)

Strategy on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (2013)

Water and Development Strategy (2013-2018)

Building Resilience to Recurrent Crisis (2012)

Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy (2012)

USAID Tools

USAID Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) Guidance

Approved USAID Country Development Cooperation Strategies (by country)

Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET)

Technical Publications on Conflict Management and Mitigation (includes the Conflict Framework 2.0)

Measuring Fragility – Indicators and Methods for Rating State Performance (2005)

Freedom House - a U.S.-based non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights, to which USAID provides funding.

Demographic and Health Surveys Program (DHS) - DHS has collected, analyzed, and disseminated accurate and representative data on population, health, HIV, and nutrition through more than 300 surveys in over 90 countries. 

Last updated: March 18, 2016

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