Established in June 2010, USAID's Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) plays a key role in projecting USAID as the premier development agency. Its structure includes the following offices:
Policy: Leads the Agency in formulating and implementing policy and strategy, ensures policy coherence and coordination, informs external audiences about Agency direction, ensures development perspectives are actively considered in foreign and national security policy formulation, and reinvigorates USAID's leadership within the development community.
Strategic and Program Planning: Leads the Agency in institutionalizing an iterative and adaptive planning process that supports USAID operating units in designing, implementing, assessing and adjusting strategies and projects based on the best available information to achieve and sustain results.
Learning, Evaluation and Research: Catalyzes USAID's transformation into an effective learning organization.
Development Cooperation: Facilitates the Agency’s engagement with bilateral and multilateral donors, and supports the attainment of international development cooperation policy coherence and advances USAID priorities within the international development community.