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Module 3 - Activity 3B: Planning for Context Print E-mail
Module 3: Optimize Potential Impact

In the first activity of Module 3, you looked at how to optimize the potential impact of your selected interventions by focusing on sequencing and combining them for maximum synergy and sustainability. Now you are going to look how context affects your interventions. First you will think about how context can be taken into account during the intervention planning process. Then, in a separate activity (3C), you will look at how existing interventions can adapt to the various influences of context. The case example that accompanies these activity sheets, although oriented to existing interventions, will help you understand how to complete the table that follows the planning steps.

  1. Copy your interventions from the Module 3A Activity in the same order, along with the system levels and sectors, into the boxes below, but only include interventions that are in the planning phase. Copy your planned changes or objectives for each intervention to help keep in mind what each is trying to achieve. This will help you in the next step, which is to begin to identify important contextual influences that will have an impact on the planning of your interventions.
  2. Think about the aspects of inner context ¬ that are most critical to the planning of each intervention and enter them in the box titled "Inner Contextual Influences." Inner context, defined earlier in Module 3, includes the structural and cultural features in an organization that could affect planning, implementation, evaluation and sustainability of changes to programs and policies. Is there more than one intervention that will be affected by inner context in the same way?
  3. Next, think about outer context in the same way. As defined earlier, outer context includes the structural and cultural features outside an organization that could affect planning, implementation, evaluation and sustainability of changed or new programs and policies. Focus on the aspects of outer context that are most important to the planning of each of your interventions, and enter them in the box "Outer Contextual Influences."
  4. Review your final lists of inner and outer contextual influences and think about possible relationships among them. Are there any relationships that you should pay close attention to as you plan your interventions?

System Level and Sector

Interventions

Planned Changes(OBJECTIVES)

Inner Contextual Influences

Outer Contextual Influences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2009 19:28