Country Strategies (CDCS)

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

One size does not fit all when it comes to foreign assistance. 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, articulates the self reliance trajectory, and details expected results. The CDCS provides a roadmap for how USAID will design and implement projects and activities, and is made available publicly. 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, engage host country partners and other stakeholders, including the private sector and civil society.

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: November 16, 2018

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