In the nonprofit sector where critical knowledge is often tacit, the process of ensuring consistent delivery of a quality service can be challenging. This learning brief considers how Quality Assurance might be understood in a social franchising context. It introduces processes and tools that one might expect to see included in a quality assurance system and […]
aeioTu has designed a high-quality and comprehensive Early Childhood Development (ECD) package for 0-5 year old children in Colombia, with the specific aim of increasing ECD service provision to low income families. In this learning brief they offer useful ideas on programme design and the development process. Read the article here.
The recently launched Social Franchising for Early Childhood Development (ECD) project (being spearheaded by DGMT and other donors) aims to reach large numbers of children by a) increasing access to early learning opportunities through informal playgroups, and b) improving the quality of existing early learning provision by training and supporting unregistered child-minders at municipal level. This will be supported by a […]
The Shine Centre delivers a literacy model aimed at Grade 2 and 3 second language children who are learning to read and write in English. In this brief, they reflect on the challenges of sharing their model with other organisations, while at the same time protecting the integrity of the Shine ‘brand’. Read the article here.
This learning brief considers the characteristics of the South African ECD sector and reflects in detail on what a replication strategy like social franchising would need to offer to achieve scale-up. Read the article here.
We seem to have reached an important junction where clearly illustrated need, political buy-in and public interest are converging to create a timely opportunity for designing programmes and implementation models that can be replicated across a range of contexts throughout the country. We have recently produced a special issue of our Hands-on Learning publication in […]
Social franchising is increasingly being considered across a range of sectors (such as health care and education), as a strategy for taking social programmes to scale and for increasing their social impact. Like commercial franchises, a social franchise provides access to an existing and successful model of service delivery, it provides initial training and ongoing […]
Social franchising is an important strategy to scale up social programmes allowing them to reach more people and increase their impact. An initiative funded through the Rockefeller Foundation is now launching a social franchising accelerator in South Africa and are calling for submissions (motivations for participation) from social impact organisations that are ready for scale-up. Through the […]
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Posted on 28 Jan 2014
What is the opportunity and the challenge? The Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector is at an important crossroads. For decades, NGOs in South Africa have been the main providers of ECD services to children under five. These organisations have worked in poor and isolated communities, providing training and support to ECD practitioners and caregivers, and […]
HIPPY SA needed to devise a scalability strategy that could achieve growth without compromising quality. They then stumbled across the term ‘Social Franchising’ which in their words “means that by systematically codifying the core elements of the programme, and then producing reliable outcomes, it is possible to ‘franchise’ the programme to other organisations and communities […]