ExpandNet's approach to providing technical
assistance to country projects in developing scaling up strategies
ExpandNet has developed an approach to working with country teams in a facilitated
process for developing scaling-up strategies. This entails working
through the Nine Step Guide to Develop a Scaling-up Strategyand the associated
worksheets with country teams in a participatory process, undertaking field
trips with senior program managers to understand the environment in which
finally culminates in a multi-stakeholder workshop. Follow up technical assistance
is provided to countries and projects who seek such support.
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Organizing technical meetings
Periodically ExpandNet / WHO organizes meetings that bring together
senior public health professionals with expertise in scaling
up to advance understanding in a given technical area. Most recently a two-day
meeting was held May 6-7, 2009 at the University of Michigan School of Public
in Ann Arbor, Michigan to review
existing knowledge, tools and frameworks for scaling up health service innovations.
Participants included a diverse group of leaders
from governmental and non-governmental
organizations, donor and technical
and research institutions/universities.
The meeting's key conclusions are
assembled in a document entitled "Priorities for Supporting Successful
Scaling up of Health Innovations".
Workshops on scaling up
ExpandNet promotes wider information-sharing about scaling up
through workshops, meeting participation, and facilitating
South-to-South exchange. ExpandNet/WHO has provided a number of workshops
for technical assistance agencies to share approaches and lessons learned.
interested in more information, please contact the ExpandNet Secretariat
by clicking here.
Development of guidance tools
has developed a number of guidance tools to support scaling up and
will continue to do so in the future.
Read more about our guidance documents...
technology to share knowledge and experience
ExpandNet plans organized an interactive online seminar
September 2008. To
about organizing online or in-person collaboration with
ExpandNet members, please contact the ExpandNet Secretariat
by clicking here.
ExpandNet is dedicated to wide sharing of information of lessons and experience
about scaling up from around the world with the public. Materials produced
by WHO/ExpandNet are made freely available on this website. We hope that
the public health community will inform us of how our tools are being used
in the field by contacting us.
Some ExpandNet members and colleagues with whom we have worked in countries
have provided their insights about scaling up in the form of video interviews.
Please visit the ExpandNet Discussion
ExpandNet maintains and updates on this website a
bibliography of scaling
up-related materials and resources. We
hope visitors find this useful and are encouraged to provide us