Resource Details

Resource Name:A Facilitator's Guide to Developing OVC Program Sustainability and Transition Plans
File:click to download: Sustainability_Users_Guide_Final.pdf
Resource Type:Article
Short Desc:The CRS Facilitator’s Guide to Developing OVC Program Sustainability and Transition Plans is a practical, participatory tool for program managers interested in engaging local key stakeholders in the process of establishing sustainability plans. It provides step by step guidance to conduct 11 activity modules which guide participants in identifying existing and required resources (human and financial) as well as identifying program areas that need capacity-building. The guide also includes useful templates and spreadsheets necessary to carry out the exercise. For the purposes of this tool, sustainability is defined from the perspective of CRS OVC Track 1 programs: “OVC have uninterrupted access to quality core services resulting in the Integral Human Development of OVC.” Sustainability is understood to be a process whereby individuals, families, communities or organizations gain greater control and are moving in the direction towards self-sufficiency. Implied in this process is the notion of transition: transition of resources, of management, of responsibility, etc, which all lead toward sustainability. The guide puts forth four key assumptions around sustainability planning: 1) sustainability planning is most effective when approached from a systems perspective 2) sustainability requires thorough understanding of organizational capacity 3) sustainability is a dynamic process 4) sustainability must be built into the beginning of a project.
Resource Date:01-Jan-10
Contact Person:Adele Clark (CRS HIV Specialist)
Related Topics:  Track 1: Sustain. in Community Health
 Civil Society
 Community Capacity
 Health systems strengthening
 Organizational Capacity
 Organizational Viability