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Program Cycle Service Center

Global USAID/Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning (PPL) 2011 2017

In September 2011, USAID/PPL awarded DevTech a 5-year prime contract to establish the Program Cycle Service Center. The Service Center provided PPL and USAID Missions with short-term specialized technical assistance in all aspects of the Program Cycle. These included:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Design
  • Evaluations and Performance Monitoring
  • Collaborating, Learning and Adapting

The technical assistance ensured that all aspects of the program cycle were not considered as discrete, disconnected activities but as essential components of an integrated programming cycle that allows the Agency to build an evidence-based learning organization. All activities that the Service Center implements included a mentoring and coaching component that includes the new concepts, policies, and guidance that are incorporated into the USAID FORWARD reforms.

The core staff of five supported USAID/PPL in its efforts to integrate all components of the Program Cycle into a streamlined, efficient, and effective process. Organizational partners include International Resources Group, Management Systems International, and the Public Health Institute.

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