3 Preparing

Once the need to develop a strategy is acknowledged and the main principles, steps and constraints linked with the NSDS process understood, preparation work may start. An official commitment at highest political level is sought, a constituency and a design team have to be put in place, a roadmap has to be designed setting out what needs to be done, by whom, when and how it will be financed and the document of the roadmap has to be officially endorsed and shared with stakeholders.