What We Do  |  Drive sustained impact

Working in partnership to achieve transformational change.

Drive Sustained Impact

VillageReach works with governments and the private sector to drive sustained impact at scale. We recognize that merely developing solutions is not sufficient; we need to see those changes sustained. Even proven solutions have failed to develop and scale in a way that allows governments to embrace, afford and manage the solutions. 

We co-create solutions with government, partners and communities


See governments as the stewards of our solutions

Ensuring the solution aligns with government priorities even if other private sector or other partners are operating or managing all, or parts of the solution.

Encourage funders to provide resources and time 

To ensure impactful solutions are embedded into the public sector.

Transitioning Well Approach

VillageReach launched Transitioning Well in 2019 and it has become the approach to transitioning solutions to governments and partners. Transitioning Well has deep collaboration with all stakeholders at its heart, because we cannot drive sustained impact alone.

Transitioning Well Summary

Download Sustainability and Evaluation Guidance

Sustainability and Evaluation Guidance

  • Build sustainability and transition into your proposals to donors
  • Design new programs with transition in mind
  • Integrate transition into your existing program
  • Adopt Transitioning Well best practices in your organization
  • Align key stakeholders on a transition strategy
  • Access Transitioning Well guidelines

Transition to government requires activities, resources, and budgets, so it’s important to include these in your proposals for funding. Look at the TW Guidelines to become familiar with the needed milestones and associated activities.

As you co-design your program with the government, align on the need for Transitioning Well. Use the Journey to Scale with Government Tool and the TW Guidelines to support these discussions.

Your program is a year or more into implementation and you are just starting to work on transition to government or a government partner. Use the Journey to Scale with Government Tool and the TW Guidelines to support these discussions.

You want to adopt the ways of working needed to apply Transitioning Well best practices across your programs and organization. Look at the TW Guidelines for insights on tools and at the TW role ToRs for insights on needed roles.

You have many stakeholders who need to agree on the goal of the transition and their role in the transition. Review the Journey to Scale with Government Tool and then, using the Stakeholder Alignment Workshop, align stakeholders to an end state vision for your transition.

An integrated set of eight guidelines provides insights on what to do at each phase of a program to ensure a successful transition.   Guidelines include: solution description, solution toolkit, solution costing guideline, transition strategy, transition readiness assessment (TRA) guideline & tool, transition plan, skill development plan, evaluation & adaptation plan.

Transitioning Well Resources

Tool  |  2024

Transitioning Well Overview

Tool  |  2023

Transitioning Well Integrated Guidelines

Report  |  2023

CCPF Transition to Government: Evaluation Report

Tool  |  2023

Planning National Telemedicine and Health Hotline Services: A Toolkit for Service Providers

Tool  |  2023

Planning National Telemedicine and Health Hotline Services: A Toolkit for Governments

Report  |  2023

Planning for Sustainability: Lessons from OpenLMIS

Tool  |  2022

Stakeholder Alignment Workshop Guide

Report  |  2022

Understanding the Adoption of Global Guidance for the ISC

Tool  |  2021

Case Study: The Practical Application of the Journey to Scale Tool

Tool  |  2021

CCPF Toolkit

Research  |  2021

Getting Products to People: Recommendations for Funders and Governments

Journey Tool Introduction Slide
Tool  |  2021

Journey to Scale Tool

Report  |  2020

Learning Network Informant Summary

Solution Amplification

Transitioning solutions to other partners and embedding them into the public sector requires a mindset shift for funders, government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other partners. We collaborate with stakeholders to learn from their experiences with transition, as well as to amplify key messages from our Transitioning Well initiative.

The Journey to Scale with Government Tool

The Learning Network

We spearheaded the Learning Network with Spring Impact so stakeholders interested in this work can collaborate

The Journey To Scale Tool

We co-created The Journey to Scale with Government tool with partners from 16 countries to help navigate towards government-owned solutions

Stakeholder Alignment

We co-developed Stakeholder Alignment workshops with Spring Impact to help partners align on the goal of embedding solutions

Growing the Learning Nework

Now we’ve partnered with Spark Health Africa, a NGO based in South Africa, to manage and grow the Learning Network

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Radical collaboration with the private sector

The private sector can play a critical role in transforming health care delivery. In an effort to radically collaborate with the private sector to drive sustained impact at scale, we help to build strong public-private collaborations, which ultimately allows private sector innovations and expertise to fill gaps in the public health systems.

Using Private Sector Firms for Outsourced Transportation in Public Health Systems

Case Studies

  • Chipatala cha pa Foni
  • OpenLMIS
  • SUPply chain integrators
  • Lab Sample transport

In Mozambique, the Last Mile Supply Chain program brought together the government and private sector company Bolloré Transport & Logistics and Agility to ensure health products reach everyone, everywhere.

In Malawi, the Chipatala cha pa Foni (CCPF) program brought together the government and private sector telecommunications company Airtel to make calls to the national health hotline toll free.

Globally, OpenLMIS has transitioned to private sector steward Vitalliance to help enhance the software and expand the reach to more countries in Africa.

Globally, Supply Chain Integrators is a catalytic investment to build health supply chains that are demand-driven, resilient and integrated.

The Lab Sample Transport for Polio Eradication program contributes to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) by improving the speed and quality of sample transportation from communities and health facilities to laboratories.

Private Sector Resources

Report  |  2024

Service Level Agreements – Enhancing collaboration between the public and private sectors

Tool  |  2024

Outsourced Transport Resource Center Services Sheet

Tool  |  2024

OTRC Infographic

Fact Sheet  |  2024

DAI Technical Assistance for Health Supply Chain and Pharmaceutical Management Consortium

Presentation  |  2024

Building Health Supply Chains for the Future: Opportunities for Private Sector

Fact Sheet  |  2024

Outsourcing Perceptions Survey 2024 Flyer

Report  |  2024

Répertoire de Établissements Pharmaceutiques Privés Certifiés en RDC

Presentation  |  2023

Drones for Health: Speeding up Lab Sample Transport – ASLM Conference (Dec 2023)

Report  |  2023

Malawi drones for health randomised control trial: Baseline report

Report  |  2023

SAPICS Year End E-Zine 2023

Presentation  |  2023

Utilization of Local Private Transporters – CPHIA 2023, Nov 2023

Report  |  2023

Optimizing Specimen Referral in Mozambique with Drones

Tool  |  2023

Integrating Outsourced Transport: Supply Chain Toolbox Infographic

Presentation  |  2023

Outsourced Transport Resource Center – General Presentation (Oct 2023)

Research  |  2023

Health Product Integration – A Critical Enabler for Outsourcing Transport

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