The year 2020 has taught us some valuable lessons about partnerships. And left a lot to wish for.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this blog we provide guidance on how to best balance pragmatism and planning in partnerships. We also look at which pathway leads to more impact. Key lessons are summarised at the end of this blog.
In this interview, we discuss whether impact drives the formation of new partnerships, why the aid harmonisation agenda has not lived up to expectations, and why partnerships rarely close down fully.
In this blog we discuss the importance of increasing diversity in international development partnerships. We share some insights from research and best practices.
In this blog we list ten “dos and don’ts” for international development organisations that are working in or looking to work in partnership. Yes, we can partner – but how? Many organisations working in international development have a mandate and mission to achieve impact (defined e.g. as lives saved, poverty eradicated, development potential of populationsContinue reading “International Development Partnerships – Dos and Don’ts”
In this interview, we discuss how partnerships differ at global, regional and country levels, and look at how an organisation’s mandate and strategy provides a framework for selecting partners. We also talk about challenges such as earmarked funding, and organisations that are primarily focused on themselves.