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

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January 1, 2011
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This guide is one of the scaling-up tools developed by ExpandNet in collaboration with the WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research. It 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.

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