ExpandNet Activities

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 scaling up takes place, and 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 Health 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 agencies, and research institutions/universities.

The meeting's key conclusions are assembled in a document entitled "Priorities for Supporting Successful Scaling up of Health Innovations".

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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. If interested in more information, please contact the ExpandNet Secretariat by clicking here.

Development of guidance tools

ExpandNet has developed a number of guidance tools to support scaling up and will continue to do so in the future.

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Using information technology to share knowledge and experience

ExpandNet plans organized an interactive online seminar on scaling up for the members of the IBP Consortium in late September 2008. To inquire about organizing online or in-person collaboration with ExpandNet members, please contact the ExpandNet Secretariat by clicking here.

The ExpandNet website

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 Series.

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 with other links or references by contacting us.


Planning fieldwork ~ China

Fieldwork ~ Kyrgyzstan

Senior officials interview local people ~ Guatemala

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