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Framework for Technology Introduction Process : the TIP guide

This report outlines the research process that was followed to develop two tools that are useful for the WASH sector: the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) and the Technology Introduction Process (TIP). The TAF is applied to validate different technology options considered for a given context, and to thus assess possible blockages to their sustainability and scalability. The TAF, therefore, assists the local sector stakeholders to find solutions to overcome the stumbling blocks hindering provision of lasting services.

The Technology Introduction Process (TIP) is a guidance document on technology introduction. The TIP gives guidance for countries on how to develop country-based technology validation and introduction guidelines and how to apply them so that the sector can learn and develop in terms of innovation.

The TIP provides generic information on actors involved in the introduction process and on key tasks in each phase of the process. For each application, the generic tasks need to be contextualized to the country-specific conditions. The TIP proposes steps for the development and application of country-specific guidelines, for the institutional set-up and options and for funding of the process and its follow up.

The TIP has been used Burkina Faso, Ghana and Uganda to support the sector in developing country specific guidelines for technology introduction.

The TAF and the TIP are designed as complementary tools. The TAF can be used as a validation tool for WASH technologies. During the introduction of a technology, the TAF can also serve as a monitoring tool to follow up the performance of an introduction process over time.

TitleFramework for Technology Introduction Process : the TIP guide
Publication TypeTool
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsOlschewski, A
Paginationviii, 24 p. : 4 fig., 1 tab.
Date Published11/2013
PublisherSkat Foundation and IRC
Place PublishedSt. Gallen, Switzerland
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

This report outlines the research process that was followed to develop two tools that are useful for the WASH sector: the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) and the Technology Introduction Process (TIP). The TAF is applied to validate different technology options considered for a given context, and to thus assess possible blockages to their sustainability and scalability. The TAF, therefore, assists the local sector stakeholders to find solutions to overcome the stumbling blocks hindering provision of lasting services.

The Technology Introduction Process (TIP) is a guidance document on technology introduction. The TIP gives guidance for countries on how to develop country-based technology validation and introduction guidelines and how to apply them so that the sector can learn and develop in terms of innovation.

The TIP provides generic information on actors involved in the introduction process and on key tasks in each phase of the process. For each application, the generic tasks need to be contextualized to the country-specific conditions. The TIP proposes steps for the development and application of country-specific guidelines, for the institutional set-up and options and for funding of the process and its follow up.

The TIP has been used Burkina Faso, Ghana and Uganda to support the sector in developing country specific guidelines for technology introduction.

The TAF and the TIP are designed as complementary tools. The TAF can be used as a validation tool for WASH technologies. During the introduction of a technology, the TAF can also serve as a monitoring tool to follow up the performance of an introduction process over time.

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