NEW TOOL: "Beginning with the end in mind: Planning pilot projects and other programmatic research for successful scaling up"
This short new ExpandNet/WHO guidance document, which is a working draft, provides 12 recommendations and a checklist to help build scaling up considerations into projects from the outset. In this way one can anticipate and plan ahead for eventual scale up from the earliest stages of designing a pilot, demonstration or other operations research intervention.
Read the guide (English) (Francais)
Nine-Step Guide and Worksheets for
Developing a Scaling-up Strategy
ExpandNet/WHO has prepared a nine-step guide to assist program managers,
technical assistance personnel, researchers and policy makers with the
process of developing a scaling-up strategy. This document has
been used in a facilitated process of strategy development with program/project
managers from a range of countries including Guatemala, India, Kyrgyzstan,
Madagascar, Mali, Peru, Rwanda,
Leone, and Yunnan, China.
the Nine-Step Guide (English) (Francais) (Espanol)
The Nine Step Guide can be used together with a set of
worksheets in a participatory process of strategy development.
The worksheets contain a range of detailed questions related to
the steps of the strategy development process. Recommendations
that arise from answering these questions provide the building blocks of the scaling-up
Read the Worksheets... (English) (Francais)
A brief is available that lays out how ExpandNet has applied the Nine Step Guide and worksheets in a facilitated, participatory process with key stakeholders. The brief discusses the experience and lessons learned in providing technical assistance in the process of scaling-up strategy development in eight countries.
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Practical Guidance for Scaling Up Health Service
This ExpandNet/WHO document provides a more comprehensive
examination of scaling up than the Nine-Step Guide. For example, it focuses not only on how to
scale up innovations but suggests ways to strategically plan and manage scaling up. This document was developed in response to the need expressed by
program managers, policy makers and technical assistance personnel for
practical guidance to assist with the process of scaling up.
the Practical Guide... (English)
ExpandNet has prepared a series of multimedia presentations that highlight different issues in scaling-up experience. Of special note is the first presentation that lays out the ExpandNet framework for scaling up.
ExpandNet/WHO book with framework and country
ExpandNet members collaborated in the preparation of a book
published by WHO. The book is comprised of papers originally presented
at a Bellagio 2003 conference entitled "From
Pilot Projects to Policies and Programs". It presents
a framework for scaling up and seven country case studies. This book
has been published
and is available for purchase or download via this website in PDF
Read more about the book and download....
This bibliography includes publications, websites, grey literature,
and conference reports that either directly address scaling up or provide
valuable insights on scaling up. Included are materials from the health,
family planning and development fields as well as selected pieces from
vast literatures on the diffusion of innovation, technology or knowledge
transfer, research or knowledge utilization, research dissemination,
putting research into practice as well as literature from the policy,
organization and management sciences.
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20 Questions to guide development of retrospective
case studies in scaling up
Upon request of the Implementing
Best Practices Initiative,
and together with Management Systems
International, ExpandNet developed
a guideline of 20 questions to support the development of retrospective
case studies of scaling up experiences.
The guideline grew out of the awareness
that a number of IBP partners had a great deal of experience in the
area of scaling up but that documentation was sparse. We hope that other
projects can make use of the guideline to help formulate
publications. It would be especially helpful to refer to our Practical
Guide when preparing documentation related to these questions.
Publications by ExpandNet members
Additional publications by ExpandNet members
that are not contained in the Scaling-up
Bibliography are available.
See the list....