Criteria for identifying good practice
A good practice is:
- Relevant to advancing gender equality and the empowerement of women;
- Proven effective;
- Sustainable in terms of its effects and/or support;
- Replicable by other organizations and/or in other contexts.
About the term "good practice"
Generally, the term "good practice" is preferred to "best practice" because in many situations it is not possible to identify a single best approach. Similarly, a "best" approach in one situation may not be considered as successful in another situation.
Continuous improvement and iteration are implicit to both concepts ("good" and "best" practice). They both share the same goal and imply a single process, namely:
- A validated and successful experience which deserves to be disseminated for better adoption by a larger number of beneficiaries;
- A beneficial experience which can be replicated elsewhere;
- An experience, which has been tested, accepted and adopted by those who implemented it.