This strategy decision matrix was developed alongside others – most importantly the delivery system decision matrix – as a technical tool used to structure an independent and unbiased analysis of COVID-19 response options. It does not necessarily represent DFID or GIZ own views or policies. The purpose of the Strategy Decision Matrix is to help you systematically think through the merits of various options (e.g. expanding to new caseloads via a new emergency programme); the challenges and risks inherent in each; and potential mitigation strategies for these (including the need for further programming). All in relation to the specific context you are operating in.