Objective 6: Integrate Action Plan within U.S. Government Departments and Agencies

With its significant investments in international development, the technical expertise and research capabilities embedded within key agencies, and diplomatic outreach, the U.S. Government is well positioned to lead and mobilize around a sensible and strategic global agenda for children in adversity.

To support these outcomes, relevant U.S. Government departments and agencies have committed to taking certain actions, which are listed below:

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  • Outcome 6.1

    The number of development and diplomatic efforts created and coordinated through the U.S. Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity is increased.

    Incorporate the objectives of this Plan in strategic and operational planning, including Bureau and Mission Strategic and Resource Plans and Country Development Cooperation Strategies, as appropriate.

    • Department/Office: DOL, International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB)
    • Activity: DOL has included language in OCFT’s FY 2013 Management Procedures and Guidelines that incorporates reference to this Plan.                 
    • Country Focus: FY 2013 Grantees.
    • Outcome/Indicator:
    • Time Frame: FY 2013.
    • Budget: DOL is currently planning the obligation of FY 2013 funds.
    • Department/Office: PEPFAR
    • Activity: Incorporate relevant actions into Country Operational Plans.
    • Country Focus: The actions will be tailored to fit country context and prioritization but the objectives are currently and will continue to be a part of PEPFAR programming in all PEPFAR countries with OVC portfolios. For PEPFAR priority countries see www.pepfar.gov.
    • Outcome/Indicator: N/A
    • Time Frame: Ongoing.
    • Budget: Budget for PEPFAR Ongoing Programming for all three of the above objectives is 10% of PEPFAR programming budget at country level (differs by fiscal year). Because PEPFAR programs and projects are integrated and comprehensive and address multiple objectives simultaneously, it is not possible to break the funding down by objective.

  • Disseminate guidance to all operating units on mainstreaming best practices for children in adversity and ensure that agency strategies and operational plans address the objectives of this Plan.

    • Department/Office: DOL, International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB)
    • Activity: DOL will disseminate guidance to grantees on best practices related to this plan as appropriate.                 
    • Country Focus:
    • Outcome/Indicator: Number of grantees provided with guidance.
    • Time Frame: FY 2014.
    • Budget: N/A
    • Department/Office: USDA
    • Activity: USDA will work with the PL 109-95 Interagency Working Group to develop this action.                 
    • Country Focus:
    • Outcome/Indicator:
    • Time Frame:
    • Budget:
    • Department/Office: CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Division of Violence Prevention
    • Activity: Share best practices for reducing and preventing VAC with host country partners to build capacity for incorporation into National Action Plans.                 
    • Country Focus: PEPFAR Prioritized Countries: Malawi, Haiti. Uganda, Nigeria, Botswana, Rwanda, Zambia (under consideration). Other Countries: Cambodia, Indonesia. Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Viet Nam, Guatemala (under consideration).
    • Outcome/Indicator: # of countries with National Plans to reduce violence.
    • Time Frame: 2013 – 2015.
    • Budget: Budget for PEPFAR prioritized countries: CDC obligations for FY 2013 are not final.  Specific funding levels are not yet known. Budget for other countries: CDC obligations for FY 2013 are not final. Specific funding levels are not yet known.
    • Department/Office: USAID, Center of Excellence on Children in Adversity (CECA), PL 109-95
    • Activity: Develop, with partners, technical guidance on evidence-based best practices for the first 3 core objectives of the Action Plan and distribute to the US government and implementing partners.                 
    • Country Focus: Global.
    • Outcome/Indicator: Technical guidance issued for interagency and implementing partners
    • Time Frame: 2013-2017.
    • Budget: No funding has been allocated.

  • Outcome 6.2

    U.S. Government departments and agencies promote accountability for implementation of the Action Plan and develop mechanisms to effectively track progress over time.

    Develop implementation plans within 180 days following the issuance of the U.S. Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity in accordance with its objectives and the requirements articulated in Public Law 109-95.

    • Department/Office: DOL                 
    • Activity: Plan Submitted.
    • Department/Office: NIH                 
    • Activity: Plan Submitted.
    • Department/Office: PEPFAR                 
    • Activity: Plan Submitted.
    • Department/Office: State                 
    • Activity: Plan Submitted.
    • Department/Office: USAID
    • Activity: Plan Submitted.                 
    • Department/Office: USDA
    • Activity: Plan Submitted.
  • Develop an interagency monitoring and evaluation system in accordance with Public Law 109-95 within 180 days following the issuance of the U.S. Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity.

    • Department/Office: USAID, Center of Excellence on Children in Adversity (CECA), PL 109-95
    • Activity: An interagency monitoring and evaluation plan will be developed in accordance with PL 109-95, the Action Plan, and the consolidated implementation plans, and in collaboration with US Government interagency partners.
    • Country Focus: Global.
    • Outcome/Indicator: Monitoring and evaluation plan issued and implemented.
    • Time Frame: Before June 2014.
    • Budget: No funds have been allocated.

  • Report on implementation of the U.S. Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity to Congress annually.

    • Department/Office: USAID, Center of Excellence on Children in Adversity (CECA), PL 109-95
    • Activity: Annual reports will be submitted to Congress in accordance with PL 109-95, reflecting progress made towards the objectives of the Action Plan.                 
    • Country Focus: Global.
    • Outcome/Indicator Congressional reports submitted annually.
    • Time Frame: Annual.
    • Budget: PEPFAR, through the USAID Global Health Bureau, provides FY2013 funds for the production of Congressional reports on PL 109-95.
  • Convene a senior policy operating group biannually and a technical-level interagency working group quarterly to review and strengthen implementation of and progress made through this Plan.

    • Department/Office: USAID, Center of Excellence on Children in Adversity (CECA), PL 109-95
    • Activity: In collaboration with US Government senior interagency leaders, establish a senior policy operating group and convene biannually. An interagency technical team continues to meet quarterly.
    • Country Focus: Global.
    • Outcome/Indicator: Senior Policy Operating Group formed. Interagency technical working group meets quarterly.
    • Time Frame: Bi-annually and Quarterly.
    • Budget:

  • Designate one or more officers, as appropriate, as responsible for coordination and implementation of the Plan.


    All Agencies and Departments have designated an officer responsible for coordination and implementation of the Action Plan.

  • Identify public and private partners and develop an innovative alliance to leverage resources to support progress on the objectives of this Plan.

    • Department/Office: USAID, Center of Excellence on Children in Adversity (CECA), PL 109-95
    • Activity: Work with public and private partners to establish the Global Alliance for Children to mobilize public and private resources to support country-driven strategies and accountability around three core outcomes that will demonstrate significant, measurable and sustainable results for children in adversity, beginning in a select number of countries.                  
    • Country Focus: Global.
    • Outcome/Indicator: Alliance external partners to identify. Public-private partnership agreement created and signed.
    • Time Frame: 2013-2017.
    • Budget: To date, no U.S. Government funds have been requested or committed.

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