Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning

The Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) shapes USAID’s development policy and programming guidance to ensure the Agency’s work is grounded in evidence and reflects the most advanced thinking in international development.

PPL leads the Agency in:

  • Advancing U.S. interests by strengthening the Agency’s partnerships with traditional donors and emerging economies and engaging with  multilateral organizations, such as the U.N. and multilateral development banks, on issues that affect U.S. national security.
  • Collecting and reporting official development assistance statistics on behalf of the U.S. Government.
  • Bringing together the best thinking from across and beyond the Agency to research, analyze, develop and share Agency policies on a range of critical issues such as education, fragility, gender and violent extremism.
  • Promoting partner country self-reliance by strengthening country capacity and systems, thus creating conditions where we end the need for development assistance.
  • Helping the Agency become more effective by providing guidance and building staff capacity on USAID’s Program Cycle — the Agency’s operational model for planning, delivering, assessing and adapting development programming in a given region or country, in order to achieve sustainable results to advance U.S. foreign policy.
  • Follow us on Twitter: @USAIDPolicy. For additional ways to contact PPL, please complete the comment form here or directly e-mail open@usaid.gov.

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Assistant to the Administrator
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Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator
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Deputy Assistant Administrator
Photo of Melissa Patsalides
Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator

Last updated: November 16, 2017

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