This week we complete the unpacking process for the Urban Diabetes Action Framework with a spotlight on Step 6 – The final stage, which is all about how you evaluate, and hopefully, sustain your intervention. The Urban Diabetes Action Framework (UDAF) is a companion to kick-start your public health project. I invite you to explore the Framework on our website ( and share it with your partners. Let us now unpack Step 5

Action Framework: Step 6

After the intervention has been running for some time, you need to collect data as per your evaluation design. Data should be analysed, interpreted and documented in an appropriate format to ensure the best possible uptake. This stage is an opportunity to share and discuss the findings and consider the sustainability and scalability of the intervention. Let’s have a look at the task list:

1. Conduct an evaluation – Monitoring will show whether your intervention has been working as intended. Use the monitoring and evaluation system established in Step 4 to collect and analyse data.

2. Report, share and discuss findings - Use an appropriate format for your findings, and be sure to support each conclusion with well-sourced and verifiable data. Data-based evidence is a critical component of credibility. Present your findings and craft a compelling story – This will strengthen your case.

3. Decide to sustain, scale up or stop - The evaluation findings should inform decisions about the future of your project or intervention. Consider if the intervention is working as intended and decide if it should be scaled up or replicated elsewhere.

That concludes our UDAF unpacked series – Remember all of the resources and tools are available – and shareable - here. Even if your intervention is up and running, the Urban Diabetes Action Framework is packed with useful templates and resources which could help lift your programme.