The first step to building our State partner relationship is the completion of the Needs Assessment Exercise.
IILA undertakes an analysis of a State partner’s existing resources, goals and needs. IILA discusses with each State partner on which issues and approaches to concentrate. This exercise encourages IILA and our State partners to identify key topics and services that will most benefit from IILA’s support.
IILA then creates a tailor-made work plan for each State partner, including targeted activities set against appropriate timelines, outcomes and available resources. The work plan is flexible and responsive to emerging needs as they arise. As the relationship with each State partner progresses, the work plan is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that IILA continues to support the goals and needs of the State partner.