Systematizing the aims (visualized project plans), components, methodologies, innovations, and results of a development initiative’s model helps it to:

map and plan sources of sustainability, capabilities, and corrosive disadvantages.

• reflect on what it has done and evaluate what needs to be done to achieve its objectives and guarantee its sustainability.

capitalize on the local resources of the initiative.

• take last-minute decisions when unforeseen events affect its course;

• design preventive measures to minimize the effects of potential challenges;

• increase transparency and gain results-based trust and solidarity;

• give certainty and incentives for cooperation;

• improve its advocacy capacity: build emotional connection with supporters and demonstrating them the effects of their contributions and its differentiated capacity to make them cost-effective;

• gain visibility and thus further support for the settling of new projects;

• disseminate its model and facilitate that it can be scaled and spread by other agencies or communities.

Related strategies at:

♣ Systematization

See also:

Mapping and planning inherent sources of sustainability, capabilities and corrosive disadvantages

Advocacy capacity

Preventive measures

Spaces and mechanisms for planning, flexibility and adaptation

Results-based trust


Incentives for cooperation 

Demonstrate scaled effect


Emotional connection



Creating and capitalizing on local resources