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 Initiative

To achieve this work, VillageReach launched the Transitioning Well initiative in 2019. It guides our approach to transitioning VillageReach solutions and engages stakeholders because we cannot drive sustained impact alone.

Transitioning Well Initiative Summary

Request Implementation and Evaluation Guidance

Implementation and Evaluation Guidance

  • Solution Description
  • Solution Toolkit
  • Solution Costing Guideline
  • Transition Strategy
  • Transition Readiness Assessment (TRA) Guideline & Tool
  • Transition Plan
  • Skill Development Plan
  • Evaluation & Adaptation Plan

This guideline helps stakeholders identify the core elements needed to operate a solution. It provides instructions on how to define the solution scope and its elements, and how to create and validate the solution description.

This guideline covers instructions for how to create a solution toolkit that ensures all operational staff have the required knowledge for effective solution implementation, including standard operating procedures, reference materials and tools.

This guideline covers instructions on how to define a cost model, and do the actual costing and cost estimating needed to design affordable solutions, identify opportunities for solution cost improvement, develop long-term financing plans, request funding and develop budgets.

This guideline helps solution owners and partners identify and document the goals and vision for transition, aligning the solution team and government or receiving partner around roles and responsibilities, resources, risks and mitigating factors.

The TRA guideline helps stakeholders understand when and how to assess the readiness of a solution to transition using the TRA tool. The tool provides a detailed description of the seven critical dimensions outlined in the transition to government framework.

This guideline aids stakeholders to develop, update and maintain a Transition Plan. It includes required actions and associated timelines to address any issues identified through the TRA.

This guideline helps stakeholders design a plan that develops or enhances the necessary skills for the entity managing or operating the solution post transition. This plan assumes that with the right skills, solution impact and fidelity can be maintained.

This guideline provides stakeholders with direction on how to monitor solution key performance indicators throughout a transition, as well as how to evaluate solution fidelity and impact post transition.

Transitioning Well Resources

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

Tool  |  2020

Transitioning Well Overview

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

Presentation  |  2023

Outsourced Transport Resource Center – General Presentation

Research  |  2023

Health Product Integration – A Critical Enabler for Outsourcing Transport

Report  |  2023

A Cost Management Approach: Sustainable Outsourced Transport Solutions

Report  |  2022

Advancing Health for Women, Children, and Adolescents Amid Overlapping Crises: GFF Partnership Annual Report 2021-2022

Report  |  2022

Improving forecasting and vaccine access with private health providers for urban poor communities

Fact Sheet  |  2022

Outsourcing Perceptions Survey 2022 Flyer

Presentation  |  2022

USAID: Best practices for successful outsourcing in the public health supply chain

Fact Sheet  |  2022

Leveraging Private Sector Capacity for Stronger and more Sustainable Public Health Systems

Presentation  |  2022

Outsourcing Transport of Health Commodities: Presentation (Video)

Report  |  2022

Using private sector firms for outsourced transportation in public health systems

Research  |  2021

USAID: Contracting for Transportation of Public Health Commodities to the Private Sector

Tool  |  2021

USAID: Implementing Activity-Based Costing (ABC) and Management (ABM)

Report  |  2021

Positioning Private Sector Engagement For Success Through A Multi-Supplier Strategy

Report  |  2021

People That Deliver: Outsourcing public health supply chain services – case studies

Tool  |  2021

People That Deliver: Outsourcing – A Roadmap

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