Scaling Up Local Successes

One of the greatest challenges for development organizations is taking a success that is working locally and translating it to the regional or national level. This principally involves understanding why something worked in a particular place and time and then determining how those lessons can be applied elsewhere. In some cases, expansion depends on a quantum leap of investment; in others, it may depend more on removing barriers to entrepreneurial activity or making government agencies more transparent and accountable. Numerous approaches to scaling up successful programs exist. (See Box 12-4.)28

Each approach has its place. The biological approach would not be appropriate, of course, to respond to a natural disaster or build a transnational highway system. But the explosion or campaign approach is not appropriate for community-driven development. Yet too often such top-down, expert-

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