Category 2: Planning and design
Planning and design basics
What are planning and design?
Once an assessment has been conducted the next step is to review the key findings in order to plan what an intervention can achieve and how it can be implemented. Planning consists of setting an overall goal, objectives, activities and desired outcomes for the proposed intervention. Design refers to the specific components that the intervention will include and how it will be organized to implement the plan.
A plan should reflect the local circumstances, needs, resources, capacities and priorities. Specific project components can then be designed to ensure that they are locally relevant and appropriate to the context.
Who is involved?
It is a good idea for project planning and design to be as participatory as possible, involving sex workers and other gatekeepers whose support is necessary for setting up an intervention. Various participatory planning tools exist that can help to guide this process.