Facilitation

Engaging and Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations in Initiatives for Children, Youth, and Families

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Author: Institute for Educational Leadership

This toolkit provides checklists, suggestions, case studies, and resources for how to recruit and support partners from the faith-based community in efforts to strengthen, improve, or redesign systems of care for children, youth, and families.

Building effective community partnerships

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Author: Institute for Educational Leadership

This toolkit is designed to provide ideas and linkages to other resources that will increase the capacity of US based demonstration projects engaged in systemic reform efforts to bring together organizations and individuals, develop shared goals, and implement strategies to achieve them.

Partnerships in Development Practice: Evidence from multi-stakeholder ICT4D partnership practice in Africa

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Author: Unwin, T.
Publication date: 2005

The central aim of this paper is to problematise the notion of partnership in development practice, with particular emphasis on partnerships in the field of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D). It seeks to challenge taken for granted ideas concerning such partnerships, and it argues that those involved in such initiatives need to have in place formal concepts about their structure, organisation and intention.

A Guide to Multistakeholder Work: Lessons from the Water Dialogues

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Author: Coulby, H.
Publication date: 2009

This guide summarises the tools and methods used and the lessons learned from The Water Dialogues – a project that brings together a wide range of stakeholders to address a highly controversial issue around the privatisation of water supply and sanitation services with the aim of improving policy and practice.

Although its contents are rooted in the experience of The Water Dialogues project, the guide should be useful to anyone who is planning to develop their own form of multistakeholder work.

SMS FOR LIFE: A public-private collaboration to prevent stock-outs of life saving malaria drugs in Africa

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The following is an award winning case study of the IMD Faculty, written by Marchand, D.A. & Moncef, A.

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease and a public health problem in over 100 countries worldwide. It causes about one million deaths each year; most of them are children under the age of five in Sub-Saharan Africa. The tragedy is that most of the deaths are preventable. Drugs to cure the disease exist, however they don’t reach the demand where it occurs and stock-outs of drugs to treat malaria cost lives.

Southern Africa Food Lab

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The Southern Africa Food Lab (SAFL) brings together diverse role-players with passion and influence in the regional food system in order to identify and pilot innovative means of enhancing long-term food security. Its origins lie in a multi-stakeholder workshop held in Johannesburg in February 2009, at which there was widespread agreement on the need for better collaboration within and between sectors on food security matters.

Development Partnerships with the Private Sector at Work

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Increasingly, government-led development agencies work together with the private sector in partnerships for development. Based on seven Dutch-Colombian partnership cases, with Colombian private sector involvement, this research investigated how these partnerships work in practice.

All case studies can be accessed here

How to make cross-partnerships work? Critical success factors for partnering

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Author: The Partnerships Resource Centre
Publication date: 2013

This study presents the insights of 294 state, market and civil society actors engaged in cross-sector partnerships all over the world. From 2008-2012 they were questioned on their experiences with -often- complex partnerships. This resulted in a top-5 list of critical success factors for partnering, an explanation why these elements are essential for effective partnerships and how they can be realised.

Development Partnerships with the Private Sector at Work

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Author: Pfisterer, S
Publication date: 2013

Increasingly, government-led development agencies work together with the private sector in partnerships for development. Based on seven Dutch-Colombian partnership cases, with Colombian private sector involvement, this research investigated how these partnerships work in practice.

Collective Identity in Cross Sector Partnerships: A Research Brief

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Authors: Payandeh, N
Publication date: 2013

Cross sector partnerships (CSPs) face the challenge of aligning diverse partners towards the same goal of social value co-creation, and in fact might conduce to conflict and inefficient use of resources. Through a study of a Dutch-Colombian partnership for the development of coffee growing families in the South Eastern regions of Colombia, the research looks into the concept of collective identity as a mechanism to help partnerships overcome such challenge.