Next steps for funders and development agencies

Fully addressing the call to action will require changes at individual, organizational and systemic levels—but individuals can start conversations with potential to incite changes in practice. Here are a few possibilities, with links to resources to support your efforts:

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Raise the call to action for discussion within your team or your organization

Share the call and reflect with colleagues on what changes you can make to improve how you support scaling impact.


Use the call as a basis for consultation with your grantees.

Learn from them about your strengths and weaknesses in supporting scaling efforts, and let this help inform and focus how you take action.

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Raise the call in your interactions with other funders and development agencies

Learn from each other about your efforts to support the call and discuss how it might inform any ongoing or future collaborations.

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Endorse the call to action with a written response

Tell others what you are doing about it by writing and sharing a post in the Responses section of this website. Contact us for guidelines and submission process.

Support files

DownloadPDF Version of the Call to Action

A brief version of the call, which can be used as a quick-reference or handout. Also available in:

DownloadPowerPoint Slides on the Call to Action

Use this presentation to introduce and discuss the call with collaborators. Also available in:


Learn how funders, development agencies, implementers, researchers and innovators are responding to the call to action. Contact us if you wish to contribute to response.

March 2, 2023


Melizsa Mugyenyi, Chief Executive Officer, Graça Machel Trust

Scaling beyond numbers and leaning into complexity

Moving forward with the actions in the Call would help to scale in a way that disrupts the status quo for greater impact and scales around local innovations and action.

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October 31, 2022


Lennart Woltering, Scaling Advisor, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

From silver bullets to transition science in the CGIAR: Reflections on the Call to Action

Recent shifts in how scaling is approached have helped alter attitudes toward how change happens, and we are now approaching a tipping point for doing scaling better.

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