Causal-web analysis : a model approach to joint programme planning
AbstractA plan is a road map on how to negotiate an issue for knowing the way forward, what resources are needed and what achievements may be targeted, and what time-frames may be applied. Planning is an orderly process of defining a problem through the analysis of its root causes, identifying the unmet needs and demands that constitute the problem, finding the most adequate ways for solutions establishing realistic and feasible goals, deciding on their priority, surveying the resources needed to achieve them, and projecting administrative actions. It is the first of the four elements in the health managerial process in WHO. The document provides a model of how to carry out this first stage of planning in a participative manner together with the key stakeholders relevant to the issues at hand. The causal-web analysis helps to see the broad picture of causal elements and their linkages. It brings key players to the planning table to work together and promote sustainable health programmes.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2005). Causal-web analysis : a model approach to joint programme planning. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/204848