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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.)
close this folderIV. Producing a strategic plan document
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View the documentIV.1 Example: Outline of a strategic plan
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IV.2 Circulating the strategic plan

The strategic plan should be circulated as widely as possible before being finalized among all groups involved in the response. The opinions of all the major groups consulted during the situation and response analysis should be sought; if necessary the plan should be revised to take their concerns into account before a final draft is circulated. This consultation process may be focused into a final workshop bringing together all the major interest groups, or may take place over several months of circulation and revision of drafts. The plan should be legitimized by the highest political authority - national plans may need to be approved by the president’s office or parliament, sectoral plans by the minister and regional plans by the regional assembly or governor.