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.
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.
Implementation 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
Transitioning Well Integrated Guidelines
CCPF Transition to Government: Evaluation Report
Planning National Telemedicine and Health Hotline Services: A Toolkit for Service Providers
Planning National Telemedicine and Health Hotline Services: A Toolkit for Governments
Planning for Sustainability: Lessons from OpenLMIS
Stakeholder Alignment Workshop Guide
Understanding the Adoption of Global Guidance for the ISC
Case Study: The Practical Application of the Journey to Scale Tool
Getting Products to People: Recommendations for Funders and Governments
Journey to Scale Tool
Transitioning Well Overview
Learning Network Informant Summary
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 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
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.
- LAST MILE SUPPLY CHAIN
- Chipatala cha pa Foni
- 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