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Partnerships – Measuring Impact
In this blog, we look at why measuring the impact of partnerships is so tricky – but critically important. Key points are summarised at the end of this blog.
Partnering with Competitors
In this blog, we look at why and how competitors in international development collaborate – and how this affects impact. Key points are summarised at the end of this blog.
International development partnerships – Why countries are still being left behind
In this blog, we look at policy and funding cycles in international development. Across the entire cycle, partner countries are still being left behind – at the cost of impact and sustainability. Key points are summarised at the end of this blog.
What to do when working in partnership doesn’t come naturally?
In this blog we look at why working in partnership does not come naturally for many people working in international development – and how this undermines impact. We provide a list of 5 “must-do actions” for organisations (and donors) to overcome these challenges. Key points are summarised at the end.
How to Overcome Partnership Fatigue
In this blog we discuss what happens when partnerships run out of steam, what the stumbling blocks are, and how partnerships can ensure they stay on track – to deliver impact.
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…
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.
2020 lessons on partnerships – and wishes for 2021
The year 2020 has taught us some valuable lessons about partnerships. And left a lot to wish for.
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.
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