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close this bookGuide to Strategic Planning Process for a National Response to HIV/AIDS: Strategic Plan Formulation (UNAIDS, 1998, 32 p.)
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IV.1 Example: Outline of a strategic plan

Planning Process

Description of the planning process, including organization, consultations and groups involved in situation and response analyses and plan formulation.


Simple overview of the history of HIV, the current situation and the response, including major partners.

Strategic Framework

¨ Guiding principles
¨ Broad strategies
¨ Institutional framework

Priority Areas and Strategies

¨ Brief description of the priority areas for action, including rationale for their being considered priorities, general objective for the area, and broad strategy

¨ For each priority area: key elements in need of response

¨ For each key element:

· specific objectives
· strategy, with its various steps,

- key initiatives
- partnerships identified
- resources, including their source

Management mechanisms

A description of responsibilities and management mechanisms, including for monitoring and evaluation, support for emerging strategies, accountability, etc.