The general goal of the SALI model is to provide a structured capability development program that transforms local NGOs from being humanitarian aid-dependent, into development-oriented organizations that deliver sustainable core public services guided by evidence. Based on this goal, the three components of the model include: (I) effective partnerships (PNP); (II) capability development (including both systems and personnel); and (III) applied research and evidence generation. No ethical approval is needed for this study as no human samples were collected and this merely descriptive study for the progress of an organization.
Each component has a set of requirements, guidance and toolkits for implementation. According to the model chronologically, the model is initiated by developing the capability of NGOs to establish effective partnerships and manage the business case, funding, design, implementation and operation of infrastructure and services delivery projects. These two steps ensure effective implementation and the applied research component leads to higher quality and performance of the projects. The outcome of interactions of these three components leads to sustainable, standardized, and scalable services that are guided by evidence and innovation. Over time and through wide involvement of NGOs the impact will be reflected in development and healthy prosperous communities.