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.

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.

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.