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What is an Action Plan?

An action plan is a framework of objectives and actions for achieving strategy goals. It should state clearly how each action contributes to one or more given objective and may suggest a relative rating (e.g. high, medium or low). The following types of objectives and actions, and their sequencing may be outlined in broader detail:

  • New policies, policy changes and links showing coordination and consistency
  • New and changed legislative, economic or other instruments which assist implementation of policies or build capacity
  • Major programmes and pilot projects, including: technical interventions; capacity development; and/or knowledge generation and management processes
  • Guidelines and standards for sector activities and institutional roles