Development Cooperation Handbook/Templates/Template for describing a Good Practice

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Template for describing a Good Practice

The structure of a practice includes needs, methods, actors, means and goals, articulated into specific efforts that are aimed at addressing specific needs and achieving expected goals.

“Good practice” is used to describe the process of developing and following a standard way of doing things that different departments/organizations can use and/or apply.

Executive Summary - A Snapshot

1. Context
2. Problems Addressed
3. Successes Achieved (how problems were solved)
4. Activities Implemented (how success was achieved)
5. Steps and Phases in implementation (how activities were carried out)
6. Intermediate Results and other Milestones of implementation steps
7. Key Performance Indicators
8. Risks and Limitations
9. Scope for Replication
10. Tools for dissemination and streamlining

The description of a good practice is therefore accurate if:

  • it reveals how it has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means;
  • its methodology is sufficiently accurate and appropriate so that others can replicate it;
  • it reveals how it can evolve to become better as improvements are discovered.