GLO.ACT Exit and Sustainability Strategy - Page 2

PRINCIPLE 1 – PLACING BRICKS IN THE WALL, NOT DROPS IN A BUCKET GLO.ACT supports “bricks in a wall” – actions contributing to a bigger framework, rather than “drops in a bucket”, more ad-hoc interventions whose effects are not as strategic. Regional and country theories of change provide clarity and consistency on how activities contribute to intended outcomes at the end of the project. PRINCIPLE 2 – PLANNING FOR EXIT FROM THE OUTSET This strategy has been designed at project inception and is being integrated into all aspects of programming, including planning, monitoring, assessment and reporting. The project’s Outcome Monitoring Tool (OMT) includes key issues to be considered for each activity, with a particular focus on sustainable programming (next principle). PRINCIPLE 3 – PROMOTING RIGOROUSLY SUSTAINABLE PROGRAMMING GLO.ACT avoids activities and approaches likely to require substantial financial support after project conclusion and minimizes possible substitution or displacement tasks. Operational support essential to ensure successful outcomes will be provided only in the context of a clear, written exit strategy agreed with government counterparts. PRINCIPLE 4 – SUPPORTING RESOURCE DIVERSIFICATION To realise their full potential, many activities supported by GLO.ACT require complementary and ongoing external support. Host governments benefit from a diversification of funding sources through reduced dependence on any one provider and access to different skills and technical inputs. GLO.ACT supports this through close dialogue with other external entities providing support on TIP and SOM issues. PRINCIPLE 5 – BUILDING POLITICAL SUPPORT Political support is crucial to sustainability. GLO.ACT engages key decision-makers at national level to contribute to improved policy and legislative frameworks, and to create a positive spill-over to cross-cutting issues such as gender, human rights and good governance. At regional level, GLO.ACT supports mutually reinforcing progress through the sharing of experience and joint work on developing and implementing standards and policies informed by evidence, good practice and international legal frameworks. PRINCIPLE 6 – FACILITATING LOCAL ENGAGEMENT GLO.ACT recognizes that key counterparts play the most important role in this exit and sustainability strategy. The project team works with these key counterparts to document promising practices and lessons learned from each project activity. Post-project planning will be supported through the inclusion of the strategy is a specific agenda item at six-monthly project steering committee meetings. PRINCIPLE 7 – CLOSING WELL The final step towards exit involves closure and handover of activities. This includes a project completion meeting at which key counterparts will assess project benefits and structures and the likelihood that these will be sustained, identify which activities can be taken forward by government and where additional external support is needed.