With the foundations in place, the scaling up phase is focused on solidifying strategic and operational leadership to implement the shared vision for change. Continuing to build data capability through the scale up phase is important. Many communities at this point have a dedicated person on the ground to focus on data collection, visualisation and reporting.
Compared to earlier phases, by the scaling up phase, people will be thinking and working differently, learning and collaborating together. Stories about the work being done are communicated to the community who are starting to value the collaborative approach. Conversely, community voice is being communicated back into the collaborative and integrated into the stories being considered by decision-makers throughout the collaborative ecosystem.
Data visualisation tools including storytelling dashboards that can incorporate both quantitative data and qualitative community voice content are especially valuable during this and subsequent phases.