Identify Candidate Strategies

Purpose
  1. Articulate multiple potential strategies to meet your minimum goals, considering both known and novel strategies.
Products
  • List of candidate strategies
 

Your team’s first step in developing its strategy or strategies is to take a broad look at a variety of approaches that might be able to help you meet your goals. At this stage, expansiveness, inclusiveness, and brainstorming are all important. This section will help you develop a robust suite of potential strategies to select from.

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  • Consult evidence base and situation analyses to identify potential strategies.

    • Seek strategies that create systemic change.

  • Individual planning team members brainstorm lists of strategies.

    • Consider doing nothing.

  • Group discussion and external vetting expands and refines list of candidate strategies.

    • Build space for alternative and opposing views into the process

  • Filter out strategies that have fundamental flaws.

    • Ensure that strategies respect social safeguards.

    • Don’t over-filter.

  • Prioritize strategies for further consideration.

Minimum Standard Questions
  1. Did your process produce multiple strategies for further consideration?
  2. Did your process generate at least one novel strategy for consideration?
  3. Did you consider, at a high level, all major negative and positive impacts of candidate strategies on stakeholders and vulnerable people?
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How do I identify potential negative impacts of strategies to stakeholders and vulnerable peoples (especially those not represented on the project team)?
What do I do if a strategy is determined to have a potential negative impact on a stakeholder group or vulnerable peoples?

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