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Tools for Innovation Programming – Step 2: Secure Partners & Funding

About the USAID U.S. Global Development Lab. USAID’s legacy of developing and implementing innovative breakthroughs-from the seeds of the green revolution, to microfinance and oral rehydration therapy-has saved lives, created economic opportunity, and advanced human development. For the first time in history we have the scientific and technological tools to put an end to extreme Read More

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Successful Partnerships: A Guide

Hundreds of partnerships have been formed worldwide during the past two decades. Some of them lasted only a short period; others have been operating a long time. Some concentrate on narrow local targets while others ambitiously try to co-ordinate broad policy areas in large regions where millions of people live and work. There are partnerships Read More

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NGOs & Risk: Managing Uncertainty in Local-International Partnerships

In humanitarian emergencies where access is limited and risk is high£ people’s ability to obtain vital assistance often depends on partnerships between national and international aid organizations.In recent years£ driven by the Syrian conflict in particular£ significantly larger portions of international humanitarian aid have been implemented with and through national and local entities. In addition£ Read More

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Platforms for Partnership: Emerging good practice to systematically engage business as a partner in development

The question of how countries can systematically scale up the engagement of business as a partner in development was the subject of the ‘Roadmap’ report,1 launched in April 2014 by the UK Secretary of State, Justine Greening, at the GPEDC high-level meeting in Mexico City. Developed with extensive consultation with business, government and civil society Read More

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Partnerships: A Workforce Development Practitioner’s Guide

Increasingly, organizations are forming partnerships to solve complex workforce development, educational, health and other challenges at institutional, community and regional levels. Funders, including federal and state governments and major foundations, also promote collaborative problem solving through formal partnerships. Workforce development partnerships bring together multiple perspectives and complementary needs, from businesses, education and training providers, workforce Read More

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Maximising the impact of partnerships for the SDGs

The purpose of this guidebook is to support organisations and partnerships to maximise the value created by collaboration towards the Sustainable Development Goals. The guidebook deconstructs what “value” means and the types of value that partnerships can uniquely create. It also explores the range of partnerships that can be established and how the nature of Read More

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Improving Impacts of Research Partnerships

Research is a widely applied instrument for har-nessing knowledge and providing insight into complex development issues. It helps in gener-ating options for policy, management and action, and in empowering people and organizations in developing and transition countries, as well as industrialised countries. Ultimately this should make it easier to cope with the challenges of sus-tainable Read More

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How to Partner for Development Research

The Research for Development Impact (RDI) Network, (formerly) the ACFID University Network), is a collaboration between the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and Australian universities. It is a network of practitioners, researchers and evaluators working in international development with the objective of linking quality research, policy and practice for impact in international development. Read Read More

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Guidelines for Research in Partnership with Developing Countries

For decades, scientists have been issuing warnings about the results of a further increase in the world’s population, the destruction of the environment and the steadily-advancing changes in the climate. If they are right, human life under any acceptable conditions will be seriously endangered in the foreseeable future 2. Scientific research can and must help Read More

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From Smallholders to Shareholders: A Guide to Optimizing Partnerships with the Private Sector for Smallholder Impact

Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation is a USAID program that helps the private sector to enter new markets and commercialize agricultural technologies for smallholder farmers through competitive grants and knowledge exchange. The program also facilitates partnerships between USAID Missions and the private sector, and designs effective business development and engagement tools. Fintrac produced this Read More

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