Fostering Change

The IBP works together to foster change through scaling-up best practices. 

To be effective and create change in practice requires:
  • Dedicated champions and agents of change
  • Effective collaboration to harmonize approaches and messages and to reduce duplication, confusion and wastage of resources
  • Developing knowledge management strategies that help people to access the best available information to meet their needs, when they need it
  • Building on existing levels of knowledge and experience
  • Applying a systematic and strategic approach that addresses the structural, organizational and cultural barriers to change through a synergistic cycle of interventions.

Selecting and implementing an array of interventions that target barriers to change, improve performance and lead to desired outcomes.

The Guide for Fostering Change to Scale Up Health Services, published in English (2007), French (2010), and reprinted in English (2013). A virtual training program launched in 2009.

The IBP Partners had long recognized that improving or strengthening services and introducing and scaling up new practices requires changes in infrastructure, systems and practices. Therefore, change management has always been a key component of the IBP strategy. “The missing link between introducing and effectively implementing best practices”, declared an IBP Task Team, is “the ability to foster, lead, and manage the change process…”.