ADS Reference 200maz

USAID Political Party Assistance Policy

A Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 200

Mandatory Reference: 200-203
File Name: 200maz_100103_cd33
New Reference: 10/01/03
Effective Date: 07/11/2003


Political party assistance is a new USAID policy priority, one that requires commitment and innovation. This policy defines a political party as any entity that competes for elected office, whether a political movement, party, electoral coalition, or alliance. The policy also applies to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that operate as de facto political parties.