Scaling-up and Replication
How to build on successes and replicate? How to apply successful approaches broadly? How to reach beyond isolated small pilot projects? Scaling-up and replication are important strategic elements of international cooperation. The key intention is to ensure sustainability of (financial, technical, managerial, etc.) investment (“keep efforts going, continuously”) through working on different societal levels and/or in different, comparable contexts.
Scaling-up (“vertical integration”) looks at influencing the policy environment: developing and changing policies, laws and regulations. Scaling-up “asks”: What changes in the larger (politico-administrative) system will be based on the “local” experience?
Replication (“horizontal integration”, scaling-out) refers to applying experiences in similar or comparable contexts. Replication “asks”: what changes in comparable “local systems” will be based on the particular experience?