Guide for Developing Sustainability and Transition Plans
The Guide for USAID ASSIST Staff for Developing Sustainability and Transition Plans is a tool that was created for project teams to co-develop sustainability and transition plans with in-country stakeholders such as MOHs, universities, etc. through policy discussions and high-level boardroom style meetings. This guide is intended for planning and facilitating the meetings while examining the primary issues, processes and other factors to consider when developing a sustainability and transition plan. Additionally, the guide discusses the process of effective and strategic maintenance of information, skills, knowledge, operations, and results by local stakeholders and identifies key points to consider in the development and implementation of sustainability plans. The objective is that by nurturing country ownership, building upon project achievements and operationalizing core frameworks outlined in this guide, the results obtained under ASSIST will be preserved and sustained beyond the project’s end.