Over the last several years, models of business / NGO collaboration have begun to shift quite significantly. Five years ago, the relationship between a company and an NGO was most likely to be transactional in nature: a donation or sponsorship from the company or, in the case of a company’s social investment, a fee-for-service arrangement […]
At the heart of every partnership lies a paradox, an inherent contradiction that cannot be ignored in the process of building a successful collaboration. A primary goal of cross-sector partnership is to bring together organisations with different but complementary attributes and to achieve something together that neither organisation can achieve independently.
In Tanzania, the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania is driving the systemic change necessary to enhance food security and nutrition, inclusiveness and green growth. By 2030, it aims to bring 350,000 hectares of land into profitable production, transition 100,000 small-scale farmers into commercial farming, create 420,000 new employment opportunities, and, ultimately, lift 2 million people out of poverty.
TPI has been supporting individuals and organisations in their partnering for over a decade. In our conversations with practitioners, a number of common challenges continually surface, irrespective of the individual context, sector, organisation and geography. It is quickly apparent that almost all of these are directly linked to the organisation’s internal capacity or processes rather […]
In September 2015, world leaders adopted a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by the year 2030. Reaching these ambitious goals will require multi-stakeholder partnerships between business, NGO, government, the UN and communities to function at a scale and quality that dwarf current efforts. The question of how countries can systematically […]