Assess for Scale Up
By now, you have piloted the integrated BRiE model.
You now need to assess the findings of the pilot to determine if the model is ready for scale-up or needs further re-designed.
It can take several rounds of design and piloting before the BRiE model is suitable and fit for scale. Remember, it is far more effective and cost efficient to make model improvements now, so do not be afraid to admit that a model is not working in the field and therefore needs rethinking. This re-design process will ultimately result in an integrated BRiE model that is suitable, sustainable, and scalable.
In this step, you will:
- Analyses the M&E Framework and Tracking & Resolution Tool
- Conduct debrief meeting with all actors engaged in the pilot
- Determine if the model is ready for scale-up
- Decide scale-up mode
- Fundraise for full integrated BRiE programme
Use the M&E framework and tracking tool to assess the effectiveness and accessibility of the BRiE model. Be sure to assess processes (supply) and communications (demand). Consider:
- Was there an increase in the number of boys and girls registered and issued a birth certificate?
- Did vulnerable households (e.g. female/child headed, parents/caregivers with a disability) successfully access the service?
- Which locations recorded the highest and lowest numbers of registration?
- Which method of communication was most successful/unsuccessful?
- Was there a discrepancy between the number of applications submitted and number of registrations completed?
- Were parents/caregivers satisfied with the service provided?
- Were any risks identified that were not previously documented in the risk assessment framework?
Host a debrief meeting with all actors engaged in the pilot: what worked, what didn’t work, and what could be improved? Consider whether the BRiE model resolves the problem statement defined in Analyse 2: Assess the need for a response.
Based on the review of the BRiE pilot, decide whether the BRiE model is suitable for scale-up.
- If it is - proceed to the next step.
- If it is not - return to Test 1: Test BRiE model and refine the model based on lessons learned. It may take two or three tests before the BRIE model is ready for scale; this is why testing before investing is so important.
Identify a method to scale-up the BRiE model, considering what will best suit the response:
- CSO(s) designs a standalone BRiE program in partnership with the government.
- The child protection cluster/working group (in collaboration with health) designs an inter-agency BRiE program in partnership with the government.
- Mainstream the BRiE model into existing interventions (i.e. child protection and MCH programs) in partnership with the government.
Remember - all BRiE models must be implemented in partnership with the government.
Collaboration is the preferred option as ensuring a child’s right to birth registration is everyone’s responsibility.
Design a BRiE programme for full implementation:
- Use the BRiE section of the toolkit to explain the importance of BRiE.
- Use information obtained through the Analyse and Design phases to explain the reasons behind the BRiE model.
- Use outputs of the Design phase to clearly and simply explain the BRiE model.
- Use the outcome of the Test phase to justify why the BRiE model is suitable for scale.
- Use the I want to develop a BRiE program proposal link in the Resources section to find examples of supporting documentation incl. logical frameworks, budgets etc.
Using the BRiE programme design, apply for funding from government pools, humanitarian funds, or non-emergency donors. Be propositional with donors, as BRiE is not widely understood.
- Host a donor event to raise awareness of BRiE and to fundraise for the program.
- Research which donors have historically funded CRVS activities pre and post emergency.
- Prepare a simple concept note (max 4 pages) that includes birth registration facts and figures, a description of the problem statement, the proposed solution (a visual example is preferred), and a call to action (a dollar handle). See Bangladesh Concept Note Example for inspiration.
- Leverage regional and global coordination mechanisms to identify potential funds incl. The Alliance, The Global Health Cluster, Regional & Global CRVS groups.