About The Global Community of Practice on Scaling Development Outcomes

The Scaling Up Community of Practice (CoP) was founded six years ago by Larry Cooley and Johannes Linn. The purpose of the CoP is to provide a platform for knowledge exchange among experts and practitioners on approaches to scaling up development interventions, for developing partnerships, and for championing the idea that scaling up development impact is critical for achieving global development aspirations, such as the Sustainable Development Goals and climate change aspirations.

Interest in scaling has greatly increased over these six years. The CoP has now more than 700 members from over 200 institutions (including bilateral and multilateral development organizations, operating NGOs, grant making foundations, universities and think tanks) and from many different sectoral and thematic areas of professional expertise.

The CoP has organized four annual two-day in-person workshops in the Washington Metropolitan Area and currently operates nine sectoral and thematic Working Groups (education, health, agriculture, nutrition, social enterprises, youth employment, climate change, fragile states, and monitoring and evaluation) each of which meets virtually three times a year, as well as in-person during past CoP workshops.

The CoP has issued eighteen Newsletters to date, sharing news about scaling up research and practice from the Working Groups, from CoP members, and from the broader development community. Three years ago, an Executive Committee was formed from among the membership. Management Systems International (MSI) has generously provided administrative and logistical support since the establishment of the CoP.

There is strong support among the membership for the continuation and strengthening of the CoP. The CoP receives financial and in-kind support from a number of organizations and individuals, which has allowed it to host its annual workshop, invite and support southern participants, and develop and support a website.

For more information, please contact info@scalingcop.org.

Executive Committee of the Scaling Up CoP

Founder and Co-Curator of the CoP

Founder and President Emeritus at Management Systems International

Larry Cooley

Co-Chair of the Agriculture & Rural Development Working Group

Scaling Catalyst at CIMMYT

Lennart Woltering

Co-Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Working Group

PhD Student at Cornell University

Maria Boa

Co-Chair of the Health Technical Working Group

ExpandNet Secretariat

Laura Ghiron

Co-Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Working Group

Senior Program Manager at USAID

Mark Huisenga

Co-Chair of the Social Enterprise Working Group

Director of Imago Global Grassroots

Isabel Guerrero

Co-Chair of the Youth Employment Working Group

Program Director of Systems Change for Workforce Development at International Youth Foundation

Liz Vance

Sustaining Member of the CoP: Lever for Change

Vice President of Social Impact and Founding Member at Lever for Change

Kristen Molyneaux

Co-Chair of the Fragile States Working Group

Associate Professor and Research Director at SOAS University of London

Pallavi Roy

Sustaining Member of the CoP: AFD

Financial Innovation Manager at AFD

Eric Beugnot

Founder and Co-Curator of the CoP

Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution

Johannes Linn

Co-Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Working Group

Senior Advisor for the Global Food Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

Julie Howard

Co-Chair of the Fragile States Working Group

Global Director, Fragility and Resilience, Food for the Hungry

Jonathan Papoulidis

Co-Chair of the M&E Working Group

Global Deputy Executive Director at J-PAL

John Floretta

Co-Chair of the Education Working Group

Chief Program Officer at Room to Read

Heather Simpson

Co-Chair of the Youth Employment Working Group

Co-Founder of The Global Citizens’ Initiative

Hisham Jabi

Sustaining Member of the CoP: OECD

Head of OECD Innovation for Development Facility

Benjamin Kumpf

Sustaining Member of the CoP: GIZ

Advisor, Competence Center “Innovation, Learning, Knowledge Management”, GIZ

Mara Holzenthal

Co-Chair of the Health Working Group

Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Mojisola Odeku

Sustaining Member of the CoP: CRS

CASCADE Project Director at the Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Erin Baldridge

Co-Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Working Group

Director at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Frank Place

Co-Chair of the Fragile States Working Group

Social Protection and Jobs Manager, Africa Region at World Bank

Rob Chase

Co-chair of the M&E Working Group

Managing Director for Grants and Impact at the Global Innovation Fund

Rachna Nag Chowdhuri

Co-Chair of the Social Enterprise Working Group

Global Policy Director at One Acre Fund

Colin Christensen

Co-Chair of the Education Working Group

Chief of Party, USAID/MENA TALEEM at MSI

Lisa Slifer-Mbacke

Sustaining Member of the CoP: Gates Foundation

Senior Program Officer at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Christine Galavotti

Sustaining Member of the CoP: Co-Impact

Director of Learning, Measurement, and Evaluation, Co-Impact

Varja Lipovsek

Co-Chair of the Education Working Group

Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Integrated International (INTEGRATED)

Nedjma Koval

Co-Chair of the Mainstreaming Working Group

President and Lead Consultant for Strategy, Impact and Learning at Strategy and Scale

Richard Kohl

Sustaining Member of the CoP: Lincoln Institute

President and CEO at Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

George McCarthy

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