Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) Policy Paper
A mandatory reference for ADS Chapter 201
This Policy document re-establishes the importance of an integrated HICD plan to promote effective and sustainable U.S. foreign assistance, and provides USAID operating units with guidelines for integrating an HICD approach into strategic planning and activity design and implementation. The objective of this paper is to provide policy guidance on how best to consistently apply the HICD approach in existing program planning, design, and implementation so that the impact of USAID investments across all sectors is increased, and barriers to successful individual and institutional performance are decreased. To help foster program sustainability, as part of its overall development approach, USAID must integrate organizational performance and human capacity development using a range of activities to strengthen the abilities of its public and private sector partners.