Governance and Resourcing

Partnering for the SDGs requires governance structures that can manage the often complicated, complex, and dynamic nature of multi-stakeholder engagement. This includes co-created decision-making procedures alongside allocated roles, responsibilities, and mandates. It also requires collaboration-attuned systems and procedures that will support implementation and accountability (both linear and horizontal in nature).

Feedback mechanisms, learning, and well planned moving on strategies that secure lasting impact are crucial. This requires a strong (business) case for change and ensuring that the work of the partnering activity is sufficiently and sustainably resourced. Funders (and other types of resource providers, including any non-cash resources provided by partners themselves or other stakeholders) need to take into account the fact that high-quality collaboration will require additional resources. In other words, it is not simply projects and activities that need resourcing but also the collaboration process itself.


To ensure effective Governance and Resourcing PEP recommends: