Country plans

Country Plans set out how DFID aims to contribute to poverty reduction and to achieving the Millennium Development Goals in individual countries. They are created for every country where DFID spends £20 million or more a year. In some cases, such as the Caribbean, Regional Plans are created.

Country Plans (formerly called Country Assistance Plans or Country Strategy Papers) start from an analysis of a country’s development needs, taking into account the country’s own strategy and plans to reduce poverty. They detail how DFID will work as part of an international development effort – often involving a range of donors and institutions, such as UN agencies – to reduce poverty.

Country Plans usually last between three and five years. They identify how much the UK plans to spend, how money will be spent and where, and what immediate and lasting results we expect to see.

Last updated: 19 Mar 2009