Country Strategies (CDCS)

Women in Government Internship Program is launched in Afghanistan.
Women in Government Internship Program is launched in Afghanistan.

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.

A Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), typically a five-year strategy, defines a Mission's chosen approach in a country, providing the context for USAID-implemented programs and expected results. Within two months of CDCS approval, the USAID Mission posts the plan on the Agency's website and to the Development Experience Clearinghouse. It is used to inform dialogue with Congress, host country partners and other stakeholders in the private sector as the Mission moves forward in project design. Doing so demonstrates the U.S. government’s commitment to transparency and good governance abroad as well as at home.

For information on USAID’s country and/or regional strategic planning, please refer to the ADS Chapter on Program Cycle Policy, section 201.3.2.

Listed below, please find the current list of approved CDCSs. Some CDCSs have been extended beyond the timeline noted on the cover sheet. Updated documents will be added as they are available.

Last updated: February 22, 2018

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