Informed by Rigorous Evidence

About the session Speakers Recording Resources Information about new agricultural technologies can help farmers make informed decisions about which ones to adopt. However, research shows that current information dissemination strategies do not always reach all farmers, nor are the recommendations always actionable or profitable. An updated J-PAL Policy Insight of 41 randomized evaluations shows that the content, frequency, and channel by which [...]

Scaling 3.0, Future Directions for Scaling and for the Scaling Community of Practice

Summary Recording Resources The session was divided in two segments. During the first segment Elissa Miolene engaged Larry Cooley, Isabel Guerrero, and Johannes Lin in a conversation about the progress with scaling over the last decade, what is getting in the way of change, what we learn from students today whom we teach about scaling, and what lessons are to [...]

Scaling Nutrition Interventions: The Role of the Private Sector

Summary Recording Resources After being dormant for a few years, the Nutrition Working Group re-launched with a discussion on scaling nutrition interventions, focusing on the private sector. Charlotte Lane set the stage, challenging the status quo of hyper-localized, small-scale nutrition initiatives and advocating for a paradigm shift towards large-scale, impactful solutions. Her opening remarks underscored the opportunity to leverage the [...]

Navigating Ethical Considerations When Supporting Scale Up of Health Interventions

Summary Recording Moderator Dr. Ben Cislaghi provided an initial framing on ethical principles and values using four metaphors for framing global health: as a supermarket, a boxing ring, a colony, and/or a juggernaut. Like supermarkets, global health is often focused on selling outputs, such as vaccines. Global health is like a boxing ring because when a product gets on the [...]

Political Economies (PE) of Scaling in Fragile Contexts

Summary Recording Resources The session, moderated by Robert Chase, featured two presentations. In the first presentation, Alastair McKechnie spoke about scaling the basic health services packages in Afghanistan. The second presentation by Pallavi Roy provided bottom-up solutions from Nigeria’s electricity generation sector. Afghanistan Alastair McKechnie explained that in the early 2000s, Afghanistan was emerging from 30 years of war and [...]

Scaling Approaches for Education Assessments

Summary Recording Resources With the 2015 formal approval of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4.1.1 on education quality, governments are grappling with the most cost effective and sustainable way to measure minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics for children in primary and secondary school. A wide array of reading and math testing tools exist, many of which are too [...]

Unlocking Potential – Agricultural Transformation and Scaling in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands

Summary Recording Resources The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) was established in 2010 by the Government of Tanzania to accelerate public-private partnerships to transform agriculture, boost incomes and improve nutrition in the Southern Highlands, one of the poorest regions of the country. The platform has helped to crowd in private and public investment, driven policy reform, and scaled [...]

Scaling Youth Employment in Response to Opportunities Created by the Energy Transition

Summary Recording Resources Liz Vance, the session moderator, began the session by explaining that green jobs are one of the world’s most rapidly growing occupations: the International Energy Agency projects that adopting clean energy technologies will generate millions of jobs by 2030, with millions more to retrofit and construct energy-efficient buildings and manufacture new energy vehicles. The World Economic Forum’s 2023 future of jobs report cites [...]

Legislative Opportunities to Catalyze Social Enterprise Scaling

Summary Recording Resources Isabel Guerrero welcomed panelists and participants. She also introduced Colin Christensen, co-chair with Isabel of the Social Enterprise Innovation Working Group. Dan Gregory provided an overview of issues that social enterprises face in the UK and globally. Natalia Agapitova spoke about her many years of supporting social enterprise development in developing countries. Colin shared a case study [...]

Bridging Evidence to Policy Through Data for Scaling and Systems Change

Summary Recording Resources M&E Working Group Chair John Floretta began the session by explaining that in recent years, the M&E working group has focused on scaling and sustaining social programs in lower and middle-income country government systems that originated in the non-profit sector. The working group looked at many “outside-in” examples of non-profits (including Educate!, Last Mile Health, Partners in [...]

Scaling Private Investment in Climate Adaptation and Biodiversity

Summary Recording Johannes Linn introduced the session and the new co-chairs of the Climate Change Working Group, Matt Eldridge and Karin Kemper. Matt highlighted the purpose of the session: bringing together practitioners in the fields of climate and nature investing to highlight practical approaches to scaling private investments in these areas. Emilie Mazzacurati began the discussion by speaking about private [...]

Book Launch: Scaling Up Development Impact

Summary Recording Resources Isabel Guerrero introduced her new book, Scaling Up Development Impact, which offers an analytical framework, a set of practical tools, and adaptive evaluation techniques to accompany the scaling process. She found inspiration for her work in the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), whose movement to organize millions of informal women workers started her journey to understand scaling. Another motivation was [...]

Mainstreaming a Systematic Approach to Scaling to Funding Organizations

Summary Recording Resources Larry Cooley welcomed participants and introduced the SCoP and its 2023-2024 action-research project, the Initiative on Mainstreaming Scaling in Funder Organizations (Mainstreaming Initiative). Poonam Muttreja, moderator of the session, noted from her experience in India that external funders are often a hindrance to scaling. It is critical for funders to align with national priorities and support national [...]

Webinar recap: What is a food system – and can we actually transform it?

This webinar was originally posted by the CGIAR Initiative on Low-Emission Food Systems (CGIAR).  The view the original post click here. Everyone wants “food system transformation” and getting there in a sustainable and equitable way gets you the golden ticket – at least to donor support. The term “food system” has become a catchphrase in the development context, but do [...]

Book Talk: Scaling Up Development Impact

This webinar was originally held under by the Center for Global Development (CGD). The view the original post click here.   Today, nearly one billion people lack electricity, more than three billion lack clean water, and 750 million lack basic literacy skills. Many of these challenges could be solved with existing solutions, and technology allows us to reach the last [...]

Webinar on Innovative financing approaches for the middle phase of scaling

Resourcing the scaling process is one of the most challenging aspects of scaling up effective education models. This webinar will highlight three examples from the Center for Universal Education’s Real-time Scaling Labs of how innovative partnerships and financing mechanisms were used to provide dependable resources for the middle phase of scaling. This session will start with a brief overview of the role [...]

Webinar on Scaling Mainstreaming Guinea Global Fund Program

This webinar reflects on how the Global Fund and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) are investing in national government actors in Guinea to achieve shared scaling goals. The webinar features an introduction to the High Performing Implementers (HPI) Initiative as an example of how CRS and the Global Fund are investing in national actors to achieve scaling goals. This is followed [...]

Use of evidence and measurement in institutionalising gender interventions through government pathways

This webinar, co-hosted with Breakthrough India, focuses on the experience and lessons on scaling gender norm shift interventions through the Ministry of Education in Odisha and Punjab in India. Breakthrough is a non-profit organisation that works to address gender inequality and violence against women in India. Its innovation is Taaron ki Toli, or Group of Stars, a school-based programme for [...]

Scaling built into delivery models

This webinar focuses on the experience and lessons learned in mainstreaming scaling from HarvestPlus. The HarvestPlus program works across CGIAR as part of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). HarvestPlus fights hunger worldwide by scaling new, climate smart, high yielding, competitive varieties of staple crops that are nutrient enriched, making food systems more nutritious and inclusive. The session focuses on how HarvestPlus [...]

Mainstreaming Scaling in Funder Organizations

GIZ (the German Agency for Development Cooperation) has long been focused on supporting scaling the impact of development programs in partner countries through its funding and technical assistance. In 2016 GIZ developed a guidance document for scaling, and published a brochure with case studies in 2018. During 2022, GIZ commissioned a review of its approach to scaling. The webinar will [...]

Main Takeaways from AWS 2023; and the CoP Strategy in 2023 and Beyond

Speakers Larry Cooley, Founder and President Emeritus, Management Systems International Johannes Linn, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli, Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Ltd. Session Materials Summary: Scaling Community of Practice Annual Workshop – Ndidi Nwuneli Scaling Community of Practice: Past and Future – Larry Cooley & Johannes Linn

The Role of Donors in Supporting the Scale up of Social Enterprises – the Undervalued Importance of Intermediation

Moderator Isabel Guerrero, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Imago Global Grassroots Speakers Alvaro Henzler, Co-Founder and President, Mosaico Lab Ernenek Duran, Senior Director of Programs, Latin America, One Drop Foundation Maria Elena Nawar, Advisor, Scaling, Knowledge and Impact Unit at IDB Lab Habiba Ali, Managing Director and CEO, Sosai Renewable Energies Company Nikola Okero, Policy Officer, Food4Education Session Materials The Role […]

Reflecting on Mainstreaming and Scaling Principles in Education

Moderator Heather Simpson, Chief Program Officer, Room to Read Speakers Sergio Ramírez-Mena, Chief of Party, All Children Reading Grand Challenge, World Vision Paul Frank, Senior Advisor, SIL LEAD, Inc. Creesen Naicker, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Curious Learning Session Materials Bloom’s Growth Over Time – Paul Frank Curious Learning, Feed the Monster App – Creesen Naicker

Scaling Climate Action Post-COP27

Chair George Zedgenidze, Knowledge & Change Management Head, Green Climate Fund Moderator Amar Bhattacharya, Senior Fellow, the Brookings Institution Speakers Vera Songwe, Former Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Yannick Glemarec, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund Andrew Steer, President and CEO, Bezos Earth Fund Ian Mitchell, Co-Director, Center for Global Development Cooperation in Europe Session Materials Finance for Climate Action: Scaling Up Investment for […]

Tools and Strategies for Assessing the Scalability and Institutionalization of New Interventions and Practices within Government Systems

Moderator John Floretta, Global Deputy Executive Director, J-PAL Speakers Larry Cooley, Founder and President Emeritus, Management Systems International Jasmine Shah, Vice Chairperson of the Dialogue and Development Commission, Government of NCT of Delhi Rachna Chowdhuri, Managing Director for Grants and Impact, Global Innovation Fund Session Materials Measuring Institutionalization of Effective Programs with Governments  

Harnessing the Power of IT as a Game Changer for Scaling

Moderator Larry Cooley, Founder and President Emeritus, Management Systems International Speakers Verna Lalbeharie, Executive Director, EdTech Hub Parmesh Shah, Global Lead, The World Bank Dr. Sanjeev Arora, Director, Project ECHO Session Materials Information Technology to Improve Healthcare – Dr. Sanjeev Arora Information Technology to Improve Education – Verna Lalbeharie Information Technology to Improve Agriculture – Parmesh Shah

Coordinating National Scaling Efforts for Food Systems Transformation

Moderator Dr. Julie Howard, Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies Speakers Eric Gatera, Chief Technical Advisor, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Rwanda Dr. Stella Mukokha, Principal Research Scientist, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization Tendai Saidi, Head of Programmes and Policy, Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) Dr. Amos Rutherford Azinu, Founder and CEO, Legacy Crop Improvement Center, Ghana Dr. […]

Innovative Approaches to Scaling at the Last Mile in the Hardest Places

Moderator Jonathan Papoulidis, Global Director, Food for the Hungry Speakers Alexandra Scott, President, Global Environment and Technology Foundation Jose Neves, Country Lead, Mozambique, Project Last Mile Rushika Shekar, Director, Program Delivery and Operations, Project Last Mile Session Materials Project Last Mile: Public-Private Partnership Applying Coca-Cola Expertise for Health Systems Strengthening Presentation by Alexandra Scott, Jose Neves, and Rushika Shekhar Project […]

Beyond Digital Training Delivery Digital Disruption and Youth Economic Opportunities

Moderator Jessica Ngo, Deputy Chief of Party, Management Systems International Speakers Rebeca De La Vega, Regional Manager, Cisco Hisham Jabi, Founder and CEO, PalTechUS Session Materials The Digital Economy: A Big Opportunity for the Young – Rebecca de la Vega Youth Employment in the Mena Region – Hisham Jabi  

Plenary 1: Mainstreaming a Focus on Scale in Funder Organizations

Moderators Larry Cooley, Founder and President Emeritus, Management Systems International Johannes Linn, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution Speakers Richard Kohl, Founder, Center for Large Scale Social Change LLC Bridget Bucardo Rivera, Senior Technical Advisor, Catholic Relief Services Julie Howard, Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies Session Materials Mainstreaming Scaling in Donors – Johannes Linn Mainstreaming Scaling in Donors – Richard Kohl HPI Fact Sheet […]

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