Our research also aimed to understand if and how this cross-sectoral approach impacts program results and improves development outcomes. The project explored what constitutes and supports effective DRG integration, identified ways to encourage more collaborative design and activity, and gathered preliminary evidence that speaks to the potential value-added of DRG integration.


CSP Support sought to:

  • Explore factors that enable or constrain DRG integration at the mission and project levels.
  • Consider the extent to which DRG integration is producing development results.
  • Identify aspects of DRG integration approaches that are promising for future program planning.


  • Conducted case studies of DRG related cross-sectoral programming in six USAID missions: Ethiopia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Malawi, Nepal, and Rwanda.
  • Co-facilitated three Political Economy Analysis and Integration workshops in Thailand, Serbia, and Washington, DC.
  • Facilitated five Washington, DC-based roundtable events on entry-points for DRG integration including: public financial management, civil society strengthening and capacity development, local governance, policy reform, and a synthesis event of learnings from the six case studies.


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DRG Integration: Case Study Synthesis Report

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