Documents, publications and media files relevant to the Health Working Group 


document A Three-Stage Approach to Scaling Integrated Development Popular

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Presentation made by Laura Ghiron, MPF, ExpandNet Secretariat and the Evidence to Action Project. Made during scaling up workshop in March 2018.


document Applying Systematic Approaches to Scaling Within the Global Health Field Popular

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Presentation made by the Health WG during the Scaling Up Workshop in March 2018.

Prepared by Ruth Simmons, Rita Badiani, Joseph Petraglia and Laura Ghiron

default Beginning with the end in mind Planning pilot projects and other programmatic research for successful scaling up Popular

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This guide contains 12 recommendations on how to design pilot projects with scaling up in mind, as

well as a checklist that provides a quick overview of the scalability of a project that is being planned,

proposed, or in the process of implementation. Based on a combination of a comprehensive review

of multiple literatures, field experience and a conceptual framework, the guide is intended for use by

researchers, policy-planners, programme managers, technical-assistance providers, donors and others

who seek to ensure that pilot or other programmatic research is designed in ways that lead to lasting

and larger-scale impact. It is written with reference to the health field but its recommendations can

be applied to other areas as well. In this guide, pilot or field tests include demonstration projects,

implementation or operations research, tests of policy changes, proof-of-concept studies, etc. The

guide is deliberately brief and can stand alone, but using it in conjunction with other ExpandNet/

World Health Organization (WHO) resource materials will be helpful.

This guide was written by members of the ExpandNet Secretariat, consisting of Ruth Simmons,

the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Partners in Expanding Health Quality

and Access; Peter Fajans, Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) of the World

Health Organization; and Laura Ghiron, Partners in Expanding Health Quality and Access.

default Nine steps for developing a scaling-up strategy Popular

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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, Sierra Leone, and Yunnan, China.

default Pathways to scale: a guide on business models and partnership approaches to scale up Popular

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Over the past decade, the global health innovation pipeline has significantly expanded with promising products and technologies aimed at alleviating disease burdens and addressing unmet health needs in under-resourced settings. However, the path to scale for these products remains difficult with numerous challenges along the way. This guide, part of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Center for Accelerating Impact and Innovation’s (CII’s) "Idea to Impact” series, aims to help innovators still in the early stages of product development begin to consider what their “pathway to scale” might look like – specifically, the series of business model and partnership choices they must make to access the capabilities and resources to achieve scale. 

default Practical guidance for scaling up health service innovations Popular

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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

default Scaling Up Health Service Delivery: From Pilot Innovations to Policies and Programmes Popular

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This book considers the topic of scaling up from a particular vantage point. The focus is on ways to increase the impact of health service innovations that have been tested in pilot or experimental projects so as to benefit more people and to foster policy and programme development on a lasting, sustainable basis. The book addresses a major failure in the global health and development field: namely, the failure to expand the many successful small-scale pilot or demonstration projects that have been organized around the world so as to benefit larger populations than those initially served. It presents a conceptual framework for thinking about scaling up as well as case-studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America where the potential for expansion was a concern from the very inception of pilot or experimental projects. The case-studies discuss family planning and related reproductive health service interventions as well as other innovations in primary health care. Edited by Ruth Simmons, Peter Fajans and Laura Ghiron, published by WHO

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