Archive for: Scale-up


Several conservation organizations integrate health and family planning with conservation projects. This integration has multiple benefits. Often conservation practitioners recognize the potential value of integrated PHE (population-health-environment) projects, but need guidance on how to effectively incorporate P and H components into their project or on how to create a PHE project from scratch. This manual was created as a resource for these practitioners. It reviews not only the how, but also the why and what of PHE projects. The manual defines PHE as projects that integrate health and/or family planning with conservation activities, thereby seeking synergistic successes and greater conservation and human welfare outcomes than if they were implemented in single-sector approaches.

Year: 2008

Source: World Wildlife Fund

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    This publication explores experience from phase one (2011-2014) of the HoPE-LVB project, and offers considerations for implementing a scalable, integrated PHE project.

    Year: 2015

    Source: Pathfinder International

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      While the importance of pursuing integrated population, health and environment (PHE) approaches and ensuring their sustainable expansion to regional and national levels have been widely affirmed in the development field, little practical experience and evidence exist about how this can be accomplished. This paper lays out the systematic approach to scale up developed by ExpandNet and subsequently illustrates its application in the Health of People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) project, which is an integrated PHE project implemented in Uganda and Kenya from 2012–2017. Results demonstrate not only the perceived relevance of pursuing integrated development approaches by stakeholders but also the fundamental value of systematically designing and implementing the project with focused attention to scale up, as well as the challenges involved in operationalizing commitment to integration among bureaucratic agencies deeply grounded in vertical departmental approaches.

      Year: 2018

      Source: Social Sciences

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        This evaluation examines the evidence on the effectiveness and scalability of the Health of the People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) model of integrated population, health, and environment (PHE) community development in Kenya and Uganda. The project aimed to increase access to sexual and reproductive health services and improve maternal and child health care practices while reducing threats to biodiversity conservation in project communities. It also aimed to scale up the PHE model at the local, national, and regional levels through institutionalizing PHE in government development planning. This report suggests several ways in which enhanced coordination and resources shared among stakeholders at different scales could improve project outcomes in situ. A focus on advocacy and project development at regional and national levels is recommended for successful PHE scale-up.

        Year: 2018

        Source: Global Health Program Cycle Improvement Project

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          This brief summarizes the results from the internal evaluation of Phases I and II of the HoPE-LVB project, implemented from 2011-2017.

          Year: 2018

          Source: Pathfinder International

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            This brief describes the strong advocacy component used by the HoPE-LVB project to ensure institutionalization and expansion of successfully tested approaches, particularly collaboration with the Lake Victoria Basin Commission as an institutional partner.

            Year: 2018

            Source: Pathfinder International

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              The HoPE-LVB Project project applied the ExpandNet/World Health Organization (WHO) systematic scaling-up approach of Beginning with the End in Mind to ensure successful institutionalization and expansion of the project. This brief provides lessons to implementers and donors on how institutionalization emerged as a critical pathway towards scale-up and sustainability of integrated programming.

              Year: 2018

              Source: Pathfinder International

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              The Health of People and the Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) project is one of the largest and most scaled up integrated Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) programs implemented in the East African region. As such, the HoPE-LVB toolkit has been developed using the lessons learned and best practices from the project in the hope that this PHE approach to sustainable development will be adopted on a wider scale not only in East Africa but in other areas of the world. The toolkit is a unique collection of resources that has been developed to promote “a complete status of well-being” of individuals and families by converging activities related to the three sectors of population, health and environment.

              Year: 2017

              Source: Pathfinder International

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                A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was entered into between Pathfinder International and Population Studies and Research Institute, University of Nairobi to facilitate collaboration in enhancing knowledge and skills to develop and implement policies and evaluate integrated population-health-environment projects or other integrated development projects aimed at sustainable development, in Population Health and Environment (PHE). The goal of this short course training was to equip participants with skills to develop and implement policies and evaluate integrated population-health-environment projects or other integrated development projects aimed at sustainable development, in PHE. The report provides an overview of the training held January 23–February 1, 2017 in Kisumu, Kenya.

                Year: 2017

                Source: Pathfinder International

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                  Madagascar’s national PHE network connects, inspires, and supports its members to develop collaborative initiatives that improve the health of both people and the environment. The PHE Network website includes resources, reports, and news relevant to network members as well as other stakeholders working in the field of PHE.

                  Source: Madagascar PHE Network

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