Many actors involved with the MRM have different perceptions of the types of response that the MRM can trigger. Some understand response as individualized services provided to children or others in the community; others see it exclusively through the lens of national-level and international advocacy for systemic change. Getting a common understanding of what ‘response’ means in the framework of the MRM is therefore a first step for adequate coordination and collaboration and a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities of the different actors at country and global level. A second critical element is to build strong partnerships, which are essential for a good integration of the MRM in referral pathways and coordination fora on the ground.   

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