Sida Evaluations Newsletter

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No 2/03 Country Strategy Implementation in Vietnam and Laos / The conventional divide between strategy formulation and implementation is misleading. As shown by two studies of Swedish co-operation with Vietnam and Laos, successful strategy development is more about crafting than planning - country strategies should largely be formulated during, not before, their implementation. The studies furthermore show that while priorities are decided on during strategy implementation, they are rarely documented in e.g. short-term country plans. This has created a strategic vacuum, labelled the missing middle of the country strategy process.