Country Development Cooperation Strategies (CDCS)

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A Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), typically a five-year strategy, defines a Mission's chosen approach in a country, articulates the self reliance trajectory, and details expected results. The CDCS provides a roadmap for how USAID will design and implement projects and activities. Through a whole-of-Agency approach, USAID is reorienting its business model to foster self-reliance within our partner countries and ensure that all CDCSs are completed by December 2020.  In the new process of developing these strategies, USAID will be more explicit about Agency priorities in order to help our partner countries increasingly lead their own development journeys.

The process of preparing, developing, and approving a CDCS is designed to facilitate an iterative dialogue between a Mission and USAID/Washington - it includes a series of milestones and deliverables, and places emphasis on early collaboration and proactive dialogue. Within 30 days of CDCS approval, the USAID Mission posts the plan on the Agency's internal website and to the Development Experience Clearinghouse. The Mission also prepares a public version of the strategy which, upon approval, is posted on USAID’s public website.  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: January 31, 2020

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