Sustainability

Facilitating Multi-stakeholder Partnerships : Lessons from PROLINNOVA

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Authors: Critchley, W., Verburg, M. & Veldhuizen, L.v. (for PROLINNOVA)
Publication date: 2006

This booklet gives you practical lessons and insights into partnership building gained within the PROLINNOVA network over the last four years.

A guide to successful public-private partnerships for youth programs

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Authors: Relave, N. & Deich, S.
Publication date: 2007

This guide aims to provide practical information on creating and maintaining public-private partnerships to improve and expand youth programs in states and communities nationwide. It draws from the wisdom and experiences of successful partnership leaders at the national, state, and local levels and offers guidance on existing and future partnerships.

Key Components of Systems Change

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Authors: Kendrick, M.J. et alii.
Publication date: 2006

This paper is the first in a series of three papers on unlocking the code of effective systems change. In this paper, the authors attempt to create an overall framework for the discussion of systems change and to give a summary of the concepts discussed in all three papers.

In addition, this paper includes several specific recommendations that can be applied now by any grantee, state, or program to enhance prospects of achieving enduring change in home- and community-based services.

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.

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

Creating Partnering Space

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Authors: Van Tulder, R. & Pfisterer, S.
Publication date: 2013

In the policy discourse on sustainable development, the positive role of cross-sector partnerships is increasingly stressed. Governments habitually frame their partnership approach in terms of ‘PPPs’ - Public-Private Partnerships.

But it is not very clear whether these initiatives actually are a combination of ‘public’ and ‘private’, whether these initiatives actually represent a partnership and whether they provide solutions for what type of problems. This book chapter addresses these questions and explores the right fit for sustainable development partnerships.

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.