Intervention prioritisation/ optimisation is the final step before documentation and operational planning can take place. At this stage programmes need to carefully balance ambition with resource limitations. As the results of this exercise are the foundation of investment cases (i.e., providing the rationale and justification for domestic and external funding requests), the outputs of this stage are usually documented in form of scenarios.
At this point agree upon and document:
- The evidence and assumptions underlying each intervention (this will feed into the model design and calibration).
- Decision making criteria (these might be different for different stakeholders and need to be aligned and agreed).
- Indicators to be used to measure and verify success.
- Any other relevant context specific considerations which need to be included (e.g., seasonal access barriers to certain areas, migration pattern, etc.).
- Priority interventions and scenarios should be developed in preparation for the modelling exercises, and subnational validation and planning.
At the end, the rapporteurs collate the results and present them to the plenary session for further consultation, clarification, input, recommendations, and consensus.
Last Update: Tuesday, January 3, 2023