for Scaling Up Health Innovations
Scaling up is both an art and a science. As a multi-dimensional
process, it pertains to much more than
technology transfer and the dissemination of information. It is a social,
and institutional process that engages multiple actors, interest groups
organizations. ExpandNet/WHO has developed three guidance documents for
policymakers, program managers, donors and individuals providing technical
Practical Guide is based on an analysis of
a broad range of literatures including health and family planning,
social sciences, organization sciences and international development.
It is also based on the experience of ExpandNet members working on
scaling-up initiatives in different parts of the world including
countries implementing the Strategic Approach to Strengthening Reproductive
Health Policies and Programmes and from scaling-up efforts in China
and Ghana. The
Practical Guide identifies general principles and makes very specific,
In addition, ExpandNet has developed a document entitled Nine
Steps for Developing a Scaling Up Strategy. It provides
stepwise guidance to teams or projects who already have a proven
innovation in hand and wish to scale
it up to reach further. This guide is also now available in French and Spanish. The Nine Step Guide is used together with a set of related worksheetsto facilitate the development of scaling up strategies. To read more about how ExpandNet has used this guidance and the related worksheets to support the development of scaling up strategies in several countries around the world see our brief.
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