STAGE 7. Defining the sustainability and dissemination plan
What steps should be completed?
Step 1: Planning sustainability
ELEMENTS TO ASSESS INTERVENTION SUSTAINABILITY
One Step@a Time suggests that you analyse whether your intervention meets criteria that favour sustainability, based on the following reasons:
|REASONS FOR CONTINUING THE INTERVENTION
||REASONS FOR ABANDONING THE INTERVENTION
- The intervention is high quality* (it is an adaptation of a previous intervention with proven efficacy, or its design easily fulfils quality criteria).
- It has a wide coverage.
- The level of population involvement is high.
- Satisfaction rates are high.
- The problem persists or is even expected to reappear.
- The needs (of the population, region, etc.) have changed.
- The intervention is poor and fulfils few quality criteria*.
- There are significant implementation difficulties (e.g., it has multiple requirements that are difficult to achieve).
- The intervention arouses little interest among the population and the various people involved.
- The minimum resources (technical, human, financial, etc.) required are unavailable
- It has limited external support (political, community, etc.)
* It is advisable to perform a quality check on the intervention or review monitoring reports, if there are any.