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A Facilitator's Guide to Developing OVC Program Sustainability and Transition Plans

Over the course of five years, the capacity of indigenous CRS partners and community programs has been enhanced. The current aim is that the well-planned transition of OVC programs to CRS partners will result in long-term sustainability. To increase program sustainability, it is critical that the transition is conceptualized and designed with input from all the key stakeholders. CRS has subsequently designed A Facilitator’s Guide to Developing OVC Program Sustainability and Transition Plans in order to facilitate the comprehensive and systematic review of existing structures and planning for strengthening of indigenous mechanisms for OVC.

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Introduction ix
Part 1. Background for Sustainability Planning 1
OVC Vision 1
Definition of Sustainability for CRS OVC Track I Programs 1
Sustainability Approach for CRS OVC Track I Programs 1
Key Assumptions of Sustainability Planning 2
Preparing Staff, Partners and Communities for Sustainability 3
Organizational Capacity Assessment 4
Part 2. The Sustainability/Transition Workshop Overview and Preparation Workshop Overview 5
Objectives of the S/T Workshop 5
Outputs of the S/T Workshop 5
Participants 5
Facilitators 5
Time and Venue 6
Workshop Materials 7
Format of the Workshop and Exercises 7
Workshop Schedule 7
Training Methods 8
Evaluation Methods 8
Exercise Components 9
Preparation for OVC Program Sustainability and Transition Workshop 9
Pre-workshop Activities 9
Pre-workshop Exercises 10
Part 3. The Sustainability/Transition Workshop Facilitators Guide 11
Exercises One Through Fourteen 11
Trainer Note 1 OVC Definitions 37
Trainer Note 2 OVC Sustainability Approach Examples
Annexes 39

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