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Analyze a System From Multiple Perspectives

Access the 5Rs framework, which highlights five key dimensions of systems: results, roles, relationships, rules, and resources. Developed by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Using the Results, Roles, Relationships, Roles, and Resources (5Rs) Framework

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Using This Tool: Key Questions

Who should use this tool?

Workforce practitioners investigating how a system works, groups of stakeholders gathering multiple perspectives on various dimensions of the system, and systems change initiatives detailing the “now” and the desired “future” state.

What does this tool help you achieve?

Understand how a system works and how stakeholders believe it functions. Use it to develop consensus or as a brainstorming and perspective-gathering exercise.

When should you use this tool?

Think Phase

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