La Guía de Las MSP / MSP Guide in Spanish

The MSP Guide has been translated into Spanish!

The MSP Guide

The MSP guide links the underlying rationale for multi-stakeholder partnerships, with a clear four phase process model, a set of seven core principles, key ideas for facilitation and 60 participatory tools for analysis, planning and decision making. 

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The MSP Guide - now available in French

We are proud to announce that the MSP Guide is available in French! It will be available from and other places where books are sold. The pdf version is available for download on the right hand side of this page.

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MSP Tool Guide

The official companion to the MSP Guide, containing 60 tools to facilitate multi-stakeholder partnerships, is now available.

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Designing Complexity‑Sensitive Theories of Change for Cross‑Sector Partnerships

A recent paper by Rob van Tulder and Nienke Keen titled Capturing Collaborative Challenges: Designing Complexity‑Sensitive Theories of Change for Cross‑Sector Partnerships.

Arts-based Methods for Transformative Engagement: A Toolkit

This open access toolkit offers a collection of almost 30 methods, practical examples, workshop outlines and tips for creative facilitation, as well as resources and relevant academic references.

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Report: MSPs to finance and improve food security and nutrition

The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition of the CFS has just published its report on “Multi-stakeholder partnerships to finance and improve food security and nutrition in the framework of the 2030 Agenda”.

Harvard Kennedy School report on multi stakeholder initiatives

A new report titled “The role of Multi-stakeholder Initiatives in promoting the resilience of smallholder agriculture to climate change in Africa,” explores specifically how leading organizations are using multi-stakeholder solutions to tackle complex, system-wide development problems at the intersection of climate change and smallholder finance.

Talk: How to design and facilitate multi-stakeholder partnerships

This lecture by Herman Brouwer of Wageningen University, The Netherlands, provides a practical framework for the design and facilitation of multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs).

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Guidelines for Innovation Platforms in Agricultural Research for Development

Decision support for research, development and funding agencies on how to design, budget and implement impactful Innovation Platforms

This important publication provides a critical analysis of Innovation Platforms, their defining features, key functions, and what they can and – as importantly – cannot do.

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