About The Global Community of Practice on Scaling Development Outcomes

The Scaling Up Community of Practice (CoP) was founded six years ago by Larry Cooley and Johannes Linn. The purpose of the CoP is to provide a platform for knowledge exchange among experts and practitioners on approaches to scaling up development interventions, for developing partnerships, and for championing the idea that scaling up development impact is critical for achieving global development aspirations, such as the Sustainable Development Goals and climate change aspirations.

Interest in scaling has greatly increased over these six years. The CoP has now more than 700 members from over 200 institutions (including bilateral and multilateral development organizations, operating NGOs, grant making foundations, universities and think tanks) and from many different sectoral and thematic areas of professional expertise.

The CoP has organized four annual two-day in-person workshops in the Washington Metropolitan Area and currently operates nine sectoral and thematic Working Groups (education, health, agriculture, nutrition, social enterprises, youth employment, climate change, fragile states, and monitoring and evaluation) each of which meets virtually three times a year, as well as in-person during past CoP workshops.

The CoP has issued eighteen Newsletters to date, sharing news about scaling up research and practice from the Working Groups, from CoP members, and from the broader development community. Three years ago, an Executive Committee was formed from among the membership. Management Systems International (MSI) has generously provided administrative and logistical support since the establishment of the CoP.

There is strong support among the membership for the continuation and strengthening of the CoP. The CoP receives financial and in-kind support from a number of organizations and individuals, which has allowed it to host its annual workshop, invite and support southern participants, and develop and support a website.

For more information, please contact ScalingCOP@msi-inc.com.

Executive Committee of the Scaling Up CoP

Founder and Co-Curator of the CoP

Founder and President Emeritus at Management Systems International

Larry Cooley

Co-Chair of the Agriculture & Rural Development Working Group

Scaling Catalyst at CIMMYT

Lennart Woltering

Co-Chair of the Health Technical Working Group

President of Partners in Expanding Health Quality and Access

Laura Ghiron

Co-Chair of the M&E Working Group

Global Deputy Executive Director at J-PAL

John Floretta

Sustaining Member of the CoP: Lever for Change

Vice President of Social Impact and Founding Member at Lever for Change

Kristen Molyneaux

Co-Chair of the Social Enterprise Working Group

Director of Imago Global Grassroots

Isabel Guerrero

Co-Chair of the Climate Change Working Group

Senior Fellow in the Center for Sustainable Development at Brookings Institute

Amar Bhattacharya

Co-Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Working Group

Senior Advisor for the Global Food Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

Julie Howard

Founder and Co-Curator of the CoP

Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Brookings Institute

Johannes Linn

Co-Chair of the Social Enterprise Working Group

Private Sector Specialist at World Bank

Elaine Tinsley

Co-Chair of the Youth Employment Working Group

Program Director of Systems Change for Workforce Development at International Youth Foundation

Liz Vance

Co-Chair of the Nutrition Working Group

Senior Program Officer for Research at Eleanor Crook Foundation

Chytanya Kompala

Sustaining Member: GIZ

Senior Advisor at GIZ

Sabrina Storm

Co-Chair of the Fragile States Working Group

Social Protection and Jobs Manager, Africa Region at World Bank

Rob Chase

Co-Chair of the Youth Employment Working Group

Co-Founder of The Global Citizens’ Initiative

Hisham Jabi

Co-Chair of the Education Working Group

Senior Fellow for Global Economic and Development in the Center for Universal Education at Brookings Institute

Jenny Perlman Robinson

Co-Chair of the Education Working Group

Technical Director at MSI

Gaëlle Simon

Co-Chair of the Fragile States Working Group

Executive Advisor on Fragile States at World Vision

Jonathan Papoulidis

Co-Chair of the Climate Change Working Group

Head of Knowledge and Change Management at Green Climate Fund

George Zedginidze

Sustaining Member: Gates Foundation

Senior Program Officer at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Christine Galavotti

Contributing Member: ExpandNet

Professor Emerita at University of Michigan School of Public Health

Ruth Simmons

Co-Chair of the Youth Employment Working Group

Technical Manager at Management Systems International

Jess Ngo

Co-Chair of the Nutrition Working Group

Project Director for Health Economics at Nutrition International

Dylan Walters

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