By Darian Stibbe, TPI Executive Director In September, the Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals will present their report to the UN General Assembly. While the exact details on the specific goals, targets and indicators are still being finalized, one aspect is clear: public-private or multi-stakeholder collaboration will be essential to achieving those […]
In preparation for the first high-level meeting of the Global Partnerships for Effective Development (GPEDC) in Mexico in April, The Partnering Initiative, with support from DFID, is developing a major new report. “Unleashing the Power of Business: A Roadmap for the systematic engagement of business as a partner in development”. From Rio+20, through the High Level […]
After a decade as part of the International Business Leaders Forum, The Partnering Initiative has re-launched as an independent not-for-profit organisation with ambitious plans for the future. Building on more than twenty years of IBLF’s cutting-edge work on collaboration, TPI was launched in January 2004, originally as a partnership between IBLF and the University of […]
With Hubs in Zambia and Colombia now entering their implementation stages, a third country, Mozambique has just begun the initial scoping phase. The Business in Development Facility (BIDF) aims to help countries systematically scale up partnership action through the creation of locally-owned and run Business and Development Partnership Hubs. These are multi-stakeholder platforms designed to […]
If you ask a room full of people to rate how good they are at partnering, the chances are that most will rate themselves very highly. After all, it’s a natural human instinct, isn’t it? We do it all the time in our personal relationships, with our colleagues at work, in sports teams.
From The Partnering Initiative’s decade of experience working with business, the UN, NGOs and donors, when it comes to partnerships with those dissimilar to ourselves – such as across continents or across societal sectors – the picture changes completely.