A Framework for Scaling Up
Research on Natural Resource
Before we go into detail on the strategic elements we would like to note the following points.
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|•||In support of similar observations made elsewhere, creating an impact from research results has focused heavily on the ‘post-project’ or dissemination stage. Many of the key strategies which have been identified as prerequisites for successful scaling up need to be addressed more extensively in the pre-project and implementation phases.|
|•||Project design is an iterative process, within a wider sphere of programs and policies. A project can be seen as one learning event in itself and, even if failing, can contribute to improving scaling up through the identification of weaknesses.|
|•||The strategies and framework proposed are not prescriptive and have to be seen as a guide only. The fairly limited number of successful scaling up research cases show no absolute strategies or prioritization of elements.|