ADS Reference 201may

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Key Considerations for Programming in Politically Sensitive Countries

Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 201

New Edition Date: 06/11/2019
Responsible Office: PPL/SPP
File Name: 201may_061119


Pursuant to ADS, Operating Units (OUs) that manage non-humanitarian programming in designated “politically sensitive” countries must assess the risks of such programming against a set of key considerations (see Section 7) to ensure that the unique risks inherent to these contexts are appropriately managed.  These “Key Considerations” reviews must take place at minimum during the project or activity design phase, and during implementation as appropriate.  In addition, these reviews must take place under the guidance and oversight of the cognizant Regional Bureau.