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Vertical integration too

Posted by Valmas on 17 Dec 2010 at 21:31 GMT

Most of the framework and examples deal with horizontal or lateral integration, in which similar functions of SIMILAR programs are united in some way. Vertical integration is possible too, that might bring together in a common administration different programs that are logically linked sequentially. For example, Mines Advisory Group (MAG), which clears land mines and other unexploded ordnance, expanded its service to include training of farmers to improve their agricultural methods, to be applied to the newly available (now safe) land. This distinct function might be filled by collaborating and coordinating with a Peace Corps program in the vicinity that concentrates on agricultural training. The timing of the latter would be more effective if it followed land mine clearance.

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