The LTPR Situation Assessment and Intervention Planning Tool (SAIP) can be used when a USAID mission suspects the presence of LTPR concerns in a country and wants information upon which to base programmatic decisions, or when USAID wishes to examine the current LTPR situation in a country in light of previous interventions. Under both circumstances, the LTPR Situation Assessment and Intervention Planning Tool can:
- Help missions to determine how LTPR concerns are affecting the current development programming in a country (Situation Assessment).
- Guide USAID in choosing appropriate LTPR interventions and in determining the scale, timing, duration, and ordering of those interventions (Intervention Planning).
- Facilitate creation of a system to track the realization of programmatic goals and USAID Development Objectives (Monitoring and Evaluation).
The tool aims to standardize these processes so that results and recommendations are analyzed and presented in a framework that is comparable for all settings. The LTPR Situation Assessment and Intervention Planning Tool provides for specific and uniform (but scalable) investigative paths to be followed to ensure no LTPR themes are omitted. Its use also prevents inappropriate or ineffective follow-on actions.