Ana Maria Sánchez Rodríguez, MSCA fellow, has been conducting a three-year project research on scaling social community innovations, particularly looking at Laos. As the result of this work and in collaboration with Professor Malcolm MacLachlan, ALL Institute and Aude Brus from Humanity and Inclusion, they bring the first socially scaling framework.
The framework is a three-pronged model for scaling interventions that addresses processes, scaling directions with special focus on inclusion of vulnerable populations. This work is the result of a systemic literature review of 20 scaling frameworks used in different policy fields. The framework focuses on inclusion as part of the scaling process of scaling in five stages: identifying, planning, implementing, learning and adapting and four scaling directions. The distinguished scaling directions are: Scaling Up (influencing social structures), Scaling Down (ensuring change “on the ground”), Scaling In (adjusting the structure and functions of the organizations) and Scaling Out (Repeating the organization approach). If you want to know more, the study is published at the Systems Research and Behavioral Science journal: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/sres.2740
Sánchez Rodríguez, AM, MacLachlan, M, Brus, A. The coordinates of scaling: Facilitating inclusive innovation. Syst Res Behav Sci. 2020; 1– 18. https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.2740