A Guide to Conducting Scoping Trips in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

As drone projects for health delivery grow in number, duration, and maturity, documentation of processes and guidance--grounded in implementation experience--will be critical for continued work toward successful drone projects with maximum impact for global beneficiaries. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) developed this guide to document and share knowledge gained through numerous scoping visits conducted in the exploration and planning phases of the USAID funded drone activity conducted in Malawi (2019-2020).