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 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.

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.