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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
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The whole process of strategic plan formulation will produce political support and working partnerships even before a final plan is produced. However, the plan cannot be used to the fullest until it has been written up and circulated for comment, amended where necessary, and approved by the relevant government structures.

The shape of the strategic plan will depend very much on the level at which planning has taken place, and the level of detail of the plan. What follows is one suggestion that brings the principles and priority areas that may have been decided at the highest level together with the strategies that may have been formulated more locally.