Country and Regional Strategic Planning

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Department of State – USAID Strategic Plan FY-2014-2017

These two short guides highlight useful techniques for analyzing performance data, serving as a quick source of reminders about the methods that might appropriate for particular performance indicators.



Department of State – USAID Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) Guidance and Instructions

USAID ADS 200 on Development Policy

Strategic planning in a country or region, or within a given sector in a country or region, is the process by which USAID defines its objectives for development to maximize the impact of our work. Strategic planning is essential in all the contexts in which USAID works - from relatively stable countries to those that are constantly in flux.

For USAID’s Missions, the strategic planning process involves the development of a Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), which may be tailored by Missions (in cooperation with Washington Operating Unit (OU) stakeholders) to accommodate specific country contexts while ensuring that the strategy addresses relevant Agency priorities. USAID strategic planning processes are also part of broader interagency strategic planning, including the Integrated Country Strategy (ICS). (ADS 201.3.2)

The ICS is a multi-year plan that articulates USG priorities in a given country. The ICS sets USG Mission Goals and Objectives through a coordinated and collaborative planning effort among State, USAID, and other USG agencies with programming in country. Per ICS guidance, USAID Missions with an approved CDCS must include their DOs (including Special Objectives) as Mission Objectives in the ICS. (ADS 201. 3.2.10)




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.

Last updated: July 26, 2019

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