A framework for supporting sustained development
This Framework describes USAID's overarching approach to transforming innovations and reforms into sustained development. Drawing upon USAID's experience, established good practice and systems thinking, this Framework places local systems at the center of all our efforts to promote sustainability. The Framework is presented in the next four sections.
- Section 2 provides additional detail on the concept of a local system and how that concept is connected to aid effectiveness and to sustainability.
- Section 3 introduces systems thinking and describes how it improves the way we think about sustainability, while
- Section 4 draws on that thinking and established good practice in distilling 10 principles to guide engagement with local systems.
- Section 5 considers USAID's current approach and identifies areas where changes are needed in order to fully adopt the Framework.
Ten Principles for Engaging Local Systems
- Recognize there is always a system.
- Engage local systems everywhere.
- Capitalize on our convening authority.
- Tap into local knowledge.
- Map local systems.
- Design holistically.
- Ensure accountability.
- Embed flexibility.
- Embrace facilitation.
- Monitor and evaluate for sustainability.