When a program with demonstrated effectiveness is expanded, knowing how and why it works is an indispensable first step. This report shows how to define a model’s essential elements to increase the chances of successful replication. It contains lessons for
Replication & Implementation Science
This case study highlights the strategic decisions made in the scaling process of YouthBuild. YouthBuild combined both replication and advocacy efforts to effectively scale its impact. Learn about the challenges it faced and how it got legislation passed and partnered
After several years of interviewing social entrepreneurs, foundation officers, and other experts on scale in the social sector, the authors determined that social entrepreneurs, foundation officers, and policymakers need to step back and take a more strategic and systematic approach
Whatever the specifics, the right choice—including whether to replicate at all—will be strongly influenced by the complexity of the organization’s theory of change and the degree to which it can be articulated and standardized.