This guide is intended as a quick reference document to introduce readers to the key terms, concepts and frameworks associated with implementation. There is a growing body of literature on implementation across a range of sectors, from which some consistent messages are emerging. This guide aims to explain those messages; it does not intend to encompass all terms relating to implementation. The objective, rather, is to outline our understand ing of implementatiom.
The guide is intended for all those with an interest in implementation, who may not be familiar with all of the literature. This includes policy-makers, service providers, practitioners and researchers.