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Partnering and the SDGs – Towards a common language at last?

Why the Sustainable Development Goals have unlocked the transfer of partnering knowledge

Uploaded: 6 Oct 2017
Factors: Collaboration, Learning
Global regions: Worldwide
Resource Types: Blog
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Partnering agreements: an exercise in co-creation

What is a partnering agreement? A letter of intent, an MOU, a legal document, a contract for services – or something else? This is a question that can be difficult to answer for any organisation.

Uploaded: 17 Jul 2017
Factors: Collaboration
Global regions: Worldwide
Resource Types: Blog
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In whom do you trust?

‘Trust’ is one of the most misunderstood dimensions of partnerships. Trust is neither a sufficient nor a necessary condition for effective partnering. So what is its function?

Uploaded: 21 Nov 2016
Factors: Collaboration
Global regions: Worldwide
Resource Types: Blog
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To partner or not to partner?

Uploaded: 2 Nov 2016
Factors: Context
Global regions: Worldwide
Resource Types: Blog
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Building Partnering Capacity – An Essential Investment to Ensure Success

What are the four essential attributes that an individual needs for effective partnering?

Uploaded: 31 Oct 2016
Factors: Collaboration
Global regions: Worldwide
Organisation Types: Training
Resource Types: Blog
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The art of engaging – essentials skills for partnering

Multi-stakeholder partnering requires step-by-step engagement processes to get all actors on board. What do we need to take care of to make such engagement successful?

Uploaded: 31 Oct 2016
Factors: Collaboration
Global regions: Africa, Asia, Europe
Organisation Types: Brokering, Consulting, Training
Resource Types: Blog
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Going organic… Partnering around water. Part 2: From toolkits to conversations

There's no magic formula to partnering: while tools and technical guidance can support us along the way, what really matters is responsiveness, flexibility and tenacity of the key players in order to respond to a complex and rapidly-changing environment.

Uploaded: 31 Oct 2016
Factors: Context
Global regions: Worldwide
Resource Types: Blog
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Going organic…  Partnering around water. Part 1: The tangibles vs. the intangibles

Partnerships are ultimately about shaping the quality of a conversation that allows different perspectives to be heard and understood, and then debated – leading to new ideas and better ways of resolving issues in response to changing contexts.

Uploaded: 31 Oct 2016
Factors: Collaboration
Global regions: Worldwide
Resource Types: Blog
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Today’s truth, tomorrow’s formula

Uploaded: 31 Oct 2016
Factors: Collaboration
Global regions: Worldwide
Resource Types: Blog
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What is ‘effective’ partnering? Who decides?

Who knows best whether or not a partnership is being or has been ‘effective’? How is ‘effectiveness’ best understood, measured and communicated? And, perhaps as importantly, who has the right to decide which partnerships are ‘effective’? Those who are benefitting? Those who are partnering? Those who provide funding? Those who are not benefitting, partnering or providing funding?

Uploaded: 31 Oct 2016
Factors: Strategy
Global regions: Worldwide
Resource Types: Blog
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Leading SDG implementation collectively

Moving from challenges to opportunities is paramount for implementing the SDGs. Only multi-stakeholder partnering can make this happen. How can we advance a new understanding of the leadership that makes partnering effective?

Uploaded: 31 Oct 2016
Factors: Strategy
Global regions: Europe
Organisation Types: Training
Resource Types: Training