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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
View the documentIV.2 Circulating the strategic plan
View the documentIV.3 Using the final strategic plan

IV.3 Using the final strategic plan

Once it has been finalized and approved, the plan should be disseminated to all those who have participated in the strategic planning process, and to everyone with an interest in the response or whose partnership is sought. This will include:

· ministries and departments in all social, economic, and development sectors;
· academic institutions concerned;
· groups already working in the response;
· communities affected by HIV;
· local and international development organizations;
· local and international donors; and
· private sector companies and organizations.

These groups should use the national plan to guide their contribution to the response - to help them identify the strategies and the priority areas to which they can best contribute, to give them ideas about partnerships, and to help them match resources to needs.

A strategic plan that creates space for both public and private initiative, guiding both towards a clear goal, is one that will do most to change the situations that make people vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and its impact. UNAIDS and its cosponsors are committed to supporting countries as they develop dynamic and inclusive plans to respond to the specific and ever-changing situations which drive HIV and obstruct development.