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Good Practices

Definitions and criteria

  1. Definitions
  2. Criteria for good practice selection
  3. Why and for Whom Identify, Capture, Share and Apply Good Practices?

Criteria for good practice selection

Effective and successful:  A “good practice” has proven its strategic relevance as the most effective way in achieving a specific objective; it has been successfully adopted and has had a positive impact on individuals and/or communities.

Environmentally, economically and socially sustainable: A “good practice” meets current needs, in particular the essential needs of the world’s poorest, without compromising the ability to address future needs.

Gender sensitive: A description of the practice must show how actors, men and women, involved in the process, were able to improve their livelihoods.

Technically feasible: Technical feasibility is the basis of a “good practice”. It is easy to learn and to implement.

Inherently participatory: Participatory approaches are essential as they support a joint sense of ownership of decisions and actions.

Replicable and adaptable: A “good practice” should have the potential for replication and should therefore be adaptable to similar objectives in varying situations.

Reducing disaster/crisis risks, if applicable: A “good practice” contributes to disaster/crisis risks reduction for resilience.

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