As new counties join the scale-out, its operational complexity will increase. There is now a portfolio of grants financing the scale-out, associated with different development partners and implementing agencies. While this diversity is an obvious strength – for example, the introduction of new skills and networks – it also brings challenges, particularly the risk of incoherence and of losing quality.
Consequently, the government has decided to apply a one-programme approach to the scale-out. This aims to ensure that all interventions and funding streams are aligned against a common strategic goal and that all actors work within a single government-led coordinating framework. The purpose of the one-programme approach is to maximise impact and efficiency and ensure that the various components of the scale-out are mutually reinforcing.