The know-how acquired by a development initiative through its preparation and experience is a resource that it can capitalize to increase its level of self-sustainability. It can:

• Be used to diversify its sources of income and invest in its social objectives, for example by offering consulting services to those who want to work in its thematic field or geographic area of influence.

• Be used to barter with other initiatives (alternative barter systems), or to initiate new partnerships which would help it to create and promote solutions that are more integrative.

Scale-up projects through publicizing its use as a way to apply the international agenda for sustainable development. Its experience can guide other initiatives with similar objectives.

Assure plural relevance. That is, harmonizing the international agenda for sustainable development with the specific needs and interests of its local context. These can be identified through structures and techniques for local participation, organization and negotiation;

• Be used to make the most of the knowledge (inputs) of other actors, which can serve as sources of inspiration, guides for the solution of challenges, or even warning alarms for the prevention of risk scenarios, among others.

Related Strategies:

♣ Know-how

See also:

Creating and capitalizing on local resources

Creating and promoting integrative responses


Assuring plural relevance

Structures and techniques for local participation, organization and negotiation

Preventive measures

Alternative barter systems

Intra and trans-sectoral partnerships