Applying Capability-Based Planning in Lower-Capacity Defense Institutions – The Republic of Guinea: A Case Study

May, 2018
IDA document: P-9043
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
Martin Neill, Paul Clarke, Aaron Taliaferro, Wade Hinkle See more authors
Not every nation’s defense institutions have the capacity, need, or desire to undertake capability-based planning according to the best practices of the United States or other advanced militaries. This paper summarizes the efforts, challenges, opportunities, and outcomes of applying a revised capability-based planning methodology in the Republic of Guinea. It defines a revised capability-based planning process, which not only worked in Guinea, but may be transferable to other lower-capacity defense institutions.