Partnerships Across Sectors – Interview with Dessislava Dimitrova, Technical Review Panel, The Global Fund, and Former Deputy Minister of Health of Bulgaria

In this interview, we talk about international development partnerships at the global and country levels, and how different sectors – government, private sector, and civil society – collaborate. We also discuss the critical importance of including citizens and end beneficiaries in the governance of and impact goals set by partnerships. Key takeaways are summarised at the end of the interview.

Partnerships – What is the difference between interest and impact?

This blog looks at why international development partnerships find it so difficult to focus on impact, and often resort to delivering self-serving interests instead. Key findings are summarised at the end of this blog.

How partnerships can stay focused and refocus – and increase their impact

In this two-part blog, this second blog looks at how partnerships can refocus, and through initial planning increase their chances of staying focused throughout. Key points are summarised at the end of this blog.

Why partnerships struggle to stay focused – and how this undermines impact

In this two-part blog, this first blog looks at why many partnerships struggle to stay focused. In the second blog, we will look at how partnerships can refocus, and through initial planning increase their chances of staying focused throughout. Key points are summarised at the end of this blog.

Financing for Development and Partnerships – Interview with Annalisa Prizzon, Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

In this interview, we discuss how the financing for development agenda and partnerships have changed over the past 15 years. We also speak about donor coordination fatigue, incentives for partnerships, and when partnerships are not the right instrument for collaboration.

Exit strategies for partnerships – why they are important for impact in international development

In this blog we explain why partnerships need to agree on exit strategies before they are formed, and outline how different exit strategies work in practice for different types of partnerships in international development. Key lessons are summarised at the end of this blog.

Happy endings? Why international development partnerships rarely end.

In this blog we look at why international development partnerships rarely end, and what the implications are for the international development sector and its impact. Key lessons are summarised at the end of this blog.