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WHO Scaling up framework

How can social innovations make a bigger impact on climate neutrality and wellbeing?
The scale up framework developed by the World Health Organization provides the foundation for the development of a scaling up plan, and it helps strucuring a scale-up strategy. The framework is an actionalble tool for cities to consider main issues central to scaling up social innovations and other types of people based innovations for climate neutrality. It views scaling up as a system of interrelated elements and strategic decisions that have to be made: the (social) innovation to be scaled up, the institution/organizations that will adopt and implement it on a larger scale, the external conditions and institutions that will affect the prospects for scaling up (environment), the individuals and organizations that will promote and facilitate wider use of the innovation (resource team). Once insights have been gathered on all these elements, the actual plans/actions (strategy) can start to be designed by deciding on the type of scaling up, and considering the necessary resources (costs, capabilities, capacities), the scaling up process (scope, pace, participatory, centralized…), how to disseminate the innovation, monitor and evaluate it. This framework has been used for the planning and assessment of various health system innovations. It was developed in conjunction with the World Health Organization WHO, NGOs and international agencies (2010), for the purpose of providing a tool that gives a structured systemic view of scaling up.

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