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Principle 4

Principle 4: Build for Sustainability

Principle 4Too often international development projects fail to factor in the physical, human, and financial resources that will be necessary for long-term sustainability. Principle #4: Build for Sustainability outlines considerations that can support a project’s longevity for the intended duration.
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  • Plan for sustainability from the start, including planning for long-term financial health e.g., assessing total cost of ownership.
  • Utilize and invest in local communities and developers by default and help catalyze their growth.
  • Engage with local governments to ensure integration into national strategy and identify high-level government advocates.

 

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