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कार्यान्वयन कथाहरू दस्तावेजीकरणका लागि सुझावहरू

Documenting implementation stories—to share country experiences, सिकेका पाठहरू, and recommendations—strengthens our collective knowledge around what works and what doesn’t when implementing evidence-based interventions in family planning. WHO/IBP Network and Knowledge SUCCESS recently published a series of 15 stories highlighting organizations’ experiences implementing High Impact Practices (HIPs) र WHO Guidelines and Tools in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programming from around the world. We hope these tips will help others write their own stories.

What do you wish you had known before starting this work?”

As countries move toward implementing and scaling up high-impact interventions, the need for documenting implementation stories and sharing knowledge becomes more apparent and more urgent. In order to support and encourage others to document and share their experiences, we’ve compiled this list of tips that we learned from documenting implementation stories बारेमा High Impact Practices (HIPs) र WHO Guidelines and Tools.

Things to Consider Before Getting Started

  • Read other stories for inspiration and ideas.
  • Identify:
      • story you want to tell—what was unique about your experience and why is the topic important?
      • Your audience—who will be reading your story? What do they want to know?
      • format—how does your audience prefer to engage with information?
      • Your goal—what do you want readers to do after engaging with your content?
  • Develop a template for your story. Include the key points that should be included in each section.
  • Create a spreadsheet. Track the required steps and develop a timeline to ensure you stay on target. Access an example tracker here.

Pro Tips

  • Documenting implementation stories takes समय. Don’t underestimate how long you will need; always build in a buffer around your expected publication date.
  • If documenting someone else’s experience, consider providing a stipend to cover their time.
Options Consultancy Services Ltd Madagascar team | This image is from the "Removing Taxes for Contraceptives in Madagascar: Strategic Advocacy Leads to Increased Budget for Family Planning" | IBP Implementation Story by Options Consultancy Services Ltd .
Options Consultancy Services Ltd Madagascar team. This image is from the "Removing Taxes for Contraceptives in Madagascar: Strategic Advocacy Leads to Increased Budget for Family Planning," IBP Implementation Story by Options Consultancy Services Ltd.

Deciding What Content to Include

  • शीर्षक—choose a title that describes the who, what, and where of your story. Consider including unique details of your story that will catch people’s attention.
  • Background and context—set the scene for your story and describe the organizational or development challenge(s) that prompted you to document your experience.
  • The need for intervention—why was this activity implemented? What was the problem it aimed to address?
  • Implementation story—this is the most important part of the story. In your own words, describe how you implemented the intervention. What was the impact and what चुनौतीहरू did you face? Provide enough detail so that someone interested in implementing a similar intervention would have a roadmap to follow.
  • Impact—describe the impact the practice had on individuals and/or the community. Both quantitative and qualitative data are valuable, and we recommend that both be included when possible.
  • चुनौतीहरू—note significant challenges the team faced when implementing the intervention. How did you overcome those challenges?
  • Lessons learned and recommendations—lessons and recommendations should be detailed enough so that others are able to integrate them into their work. A good starting point to identify which lessons to document is to ask yourself, “What do you wish you had known before starting this work?"

Pro Tips

  • Encourage people to open up about what didn’t work so others don’t make the same mistakes. Create a trusting environment and reiterate to participants that sharing their experiences has the power to shape and strengthen future FP/RH programs.
  • Be as specific as possible about what worked and what didn’t. कहिलेकाहीँ, the least expected actions—for example, purchasing a refrigerator to store certain medications—can greatly affect a program. If these specifics are shared, others implementing similar programs can learn and not have to reinvent the wheel. यी unexpected details make your story unique, catch people’s attention, and inspire others to read the story and learn from it.
  • While background and data (उदाहरण को लागी, a country’s contraceptive prevalence rates) can be helpful, try to limit this section to only the most pertinent background data that will help readers understand your program. This will make your story more readable.
A group of ASHAs | This image is from the "Fixed-Day Static Approach: Informed Choice and Family Planning for Urban Poor in India" | IBP Implementation Story by Population Services International.
A group of ASHAs. This image is from the "Fixed-Day Static Approach: Informed Choice and Family Planning for Urban Poor in India," IBP Implementation Story by Population Services International.

You’re Ready to Publish

  • Copyedit the story. Ensure the content is as concise as possible, and keep jargon and acronyms to a minimum.
  • Use photos to help convey your message, put a face to your story, and show readers the context in which the story takes place. All photos should be taken with the consent of those featured, and the final product should include photo citations including the names of all subjects in the images, a short description, and the name of the photographer.
  • Think about format. Consider breaking up text with quotes, call-out boxes, images, or visualizations to increase readability.

Pro Tips

  • Include multiple reviewers. Consider having an external reviewer who is not at all familiar with the story review it before the copyediting process to make sure no clarifications need to be made for readers.
  • Allow for differences between stories. If publishing a collection, try to be as consistent as possible—but don’t sacrifice content so everything can be uniform. Allowing for differences among the stories can also help ensure the unique voice of each author shines through.
  • Weave in personal touches. Interviews can be helpful in documenting implementation stories. Including quotes from those interviews can make a final story more engaging. Always receive consent to use a quote, and—unless an interviewee wishes to remain anonymous—include the speaker’s name and affiliation in the final story. Quotes can also be a good way to include specific experiential knowledge and details about what worked or what didn’t.
Young girl, writing | USAID in Africa | Photo Credit: John Wendle, USAID
Young girl writing. अफ्रिकामा USAID. क्रेडिट: John Wendle, USAID.

Promoting and Disseminating Your Story

  • Publish your story on your website, social media, LinkedIn, and other platforms.
  • Circulate the story among communities of practice, colleagues, and various listservs.
  • Translate the story into other languages so a broader audience is able to learn from your experience.
  • Tailor your content for different learning styles. Consider publishing your story in multiple formats (like audio or video) to reach a wider audience.

Pro Tips

  • Use free software, जस्तै Canva, to create catchy visuals for social media.
  • If possible, publish the story in multiple languages from the beginning.

Documenting implementation stories and sharing your experiences can have a powerful impact on family planning and reproductive health programs. Strengthening our collective knowledge regarding what works and what doesn’t in program implementation can help advance our global efforts and improve lives.

Overall, be flexible, get creative, and have fun documenting and telling your story.

मास्क लगाएको स्वास्थ्य हेरचाह कार्यकर्ताहरू सिक्दै | अफ्रिकामा USAID | क्रेडिट: तपाईं हुनुहुन्छ
एनी बलार्ड सारा, MPH

वरिष्ठ कार्यक्रम अधिकारी, जोन्स हप्किन्स सेन्टर फर कम्युनिकेशन प्रोग्राम

एनी बलार्ड सारा जोन्स हप्किन्स सेन्टर फर कम्युनिकेशन प्रोग्राम्समा कार्यक्रम अधिकारी II हुन्।, जहाँ उनले ज्ञान व्यवस्थापन अनुसन्धान गतिविधिहरूलाई समर्थन गर्दछ, क्षेत्र कार्यक्रमहरू, र संचार. सार्वजनिक स्वास्थ्य मा उनको पृष्ठभूमि व्यवहार परिवर्तन संचार समावेश छ, परिवार नियोजन, महिला सशक्तिकरण, र अनुसन्धान. एनीले ग्वाटेमालाको पीस कोर्प्समा स्वास्थ्य स्वयंसेवकको रूपमा सेवा गरिन् र जर्ज वाशिंगटन विश्वविद्यालयबाट सार्वजनिक स्वास्थ्यमा स्नातकोत्तर गरिन्।.

एडोस भेलेज मे

वरिष्ठ प्राविधिक सल्लाहकार, IBP, विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन

Ados IBP नेटवर्क सचिवालयमा एक वरिष्ठ प्राविधिक सल्लाहकार हुनुहुन्छ. त्यो भूमिकामा, Ados ले नेटवर्क सदस्य संस्थाहरूलाई परिवार नियोजनमा प्रभावकारी अभ्यासहरू दस्तावेजीकरण गर्ने जस्ता विभिन्न मुद्दाहरूमा संलग्न हुने प्राविधिक नेतृत्व प्रदान गर्दछ।, उच्च प्रभाव अभ्यास को प्रसार (HIPs), र ज्ञान व्यवस्थापन. IBP भन्दा पहिले, Ados जोहानेसबर्ग मा आधारित थियो, अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय एचआईभी/एड्स गठबन्धनको लागि क्षेत्रीय सल्लाहकारको रूपमा, दक्षिणी अफ्रिकाका धेरै सदस्य संस्थाहरूलाई समर्थन गर्दै. उनले सकिसकेका छन् 20 अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय सार्वजनिक स्वास्थ्य कार्यक्रम डिजाइन मा अनुभव को वर्ष, प्राविधिक सहयोग, व्यवस्थापन, र क्षमता निर्माण, एचआईभी/एड्स र प्रजनन स्वास्थ्यमा ध्यान केन्द्रित गर्दै.

नन्दिता थट्टे

IBP नेटवर्क लीड, विश्व स्वास्थ्य संस्था

नन्दिता थट्टे विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठनमा यौन तथा प्रजनन स्वास्थ्य र अनुसन्धान विभागमा रहेको IBP नेटवर्कको नेतृत्व गर्छिन्।. उनको हालको पोर्टफोलियोमा प्रमाण-आधारित हस्तक्षेप र दिशानिर्देशहरूको प्रसार र प्रयोगलाई समर्थन गर्न IBP को भूमिकालाई संस्थागत गर्ने समावेश छ।, IBP क्षेत्र-आधारित साझेदारहरू र डब्ल्यूएचओ अनुसन्धानकर्ताहरू बीचको सम्बन्धलाई सुदृढ गर्न कार्यान्वयन अनुसन्धान एजेन्डाहरू सूचित गर्न र बीचमा सहयोग बढाउन। 80+ IBP सदस्य संगठनहरू. WHO मा सामेल हुनु अघि, नन्दिता USAID मा जनसंख्या र प्रजनन स्वास्थ्य कार्यालय मा एक वरिष्ठ सल्लाहकार थिइन जहाँ उनले डिजाइन गरे।, व्यवस्थित, र पश्चिम अफ्रिकामा मूल्याङ्कन गरिएका कार्यक्रमहरू, हाइटी र मोजाम्बिक. नन्दिताले जोन्स हप्किन्स स्कूल अफ पब्लिक हेल्थबाट MPH र जर्ज वाशिंगटन विश्वविद्यालय स्कूल अफ पब्लिक हेल्थबाट रोकथाम र सामुदायिक स्वास्थ्यमा डा..

क्यारोलिन एकम्यान

Communications and Knowledge Management, आईबीपी नेटवर्क

Carolin Ekman works for the IBP Network Secretariat, where her main focus is on communications, social media and knowledge management. She has been leading the development of the IBP Community Platform; manages content for the network; and is involved in various projects related to storytelling, strategy and rebranding of IBP. With 12 years across the UN system, NGOs and the private sector, Carolin has a multidisciplinary understanding of SRHR and its wider impact on wellbeing and sustainable development. Her experience spans across external/internal communications; वकालत; public/private partnerships; corporate responsibility; and M&E. Focus areas include family planning; किशोर स्वास्थ्य; सामाजिक मान्यताहरू; FGM; बालविवाह; and honour based violence. Carolin holds a MSc in Media Technology/Journalism from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, as well as a MSc in Marketing from Stockholm University, Sweden, and has also studied human rights, development and CSR in Australia and Switzerland.

सारा वि. हार्लन

साझेदारी टोली नेतृत्व, ज्ञान सफलता, जोन्स हप्किन्स सेन्टर फर कम्युनिकेशन प्रोग्राम

सारा वि. हार्लन, MPH, लगभग दुई दशकदेखि विश्वव्यापी प्रजनन स्वास्थ्य र परिवार नियोजनको च्याम्पियन रहेको छ. उनी हाल जोन्स हप्किन्स सेन्टर फर कम्युनिकेसन प्रोग्राममा ज्ञान सफलता परियोजनाको लागि साझेदारी टोलीको नेतृत्व छिन्।. उनको विशेष प्राविधिक चासो जनसंख्या समावेश छ, स्वास्थ्य, र वातावरण (PHE) र लामो-अभिनय गर्भनिरोधक विधिहरूमा पहुँच बढाउँदै. उनी परिवार नियोजन आवाज कथा सुनाउने पहलकी सह-संस्थापक हुन् (2015-2020) and leads the Inside the FP Story podcast. She is also a co-author of several how-to guides, राम्रो कार्यक्रम निर्माण सहित: ग्लोबल हेल्थमा ज्ञान व्यवस्थापन प्रयोग गर्न चरण-दर-चरण गाइड.

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