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Implement, Maintain, Scale up, Sustain (IMSS) - Use of Models & Frameworks
Countries should select or adapt evidence-based, experience-tested IMSS frameworks or planning tools to guide the implementation, maintenance, scale up and sustainability (IMSS) of the interventions, multi-intervention programs and multi-component approaches selected by the country.
Examples of such implementation frameworks or planning tools include:
An evidence-based, experience-tested tool or process should be used to conduct a through situation analysis. There are many evidence-based and experience-tested situational analysis tools available. Some address specific topics such school food and nutrition, some address other forms of school-based and school-linked programs generally and others have developed theories and models from other, broader sectors such as public health or education. The situation analysis should use an inclusive and participatory process when possible, being especially careful to engage the partners who will be involved in the comprehensive approach or program. The data collection process can include reviews of evidence, reports and surveys, specific and general consultations with stakeholders, the use of independent facilitators, ensuring a balance among researchers, practitioners and officials at various levels across the relevant sectors.
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- Introduction to this section
- IMSS Overview
- Current/Future IMSS Knowledge Development