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 aid. Working together, U.S. government agencies can provide humanitarian aid and crisis assistance more effectively.

This is why USAID Missions are required to develop and use Country Development Cooperation Strategies, also known as CDCS. These five-year, country-based strategies show how Agency assistance is synchronized with other agencies' efforts (see the official CDCS Guidance).

CDCSs incorporate:

  • Presidential Initiatives
  • U.S. government policies and strategies
  • USAID policies and strategies

Once approved, the CDCS informs assistance planning, budgeting, and resource allocation.  The CDCS relies on thorough analysis and division of labor to set and achieve ambitious goals and objectives in close collaboration with host governments and citizens.

The following CDCSs have already been approved:

 

Currently, 60 out of 62 missions have completed a CDCS.

Last updated: January 08, 2016

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