Driving the quality and effectiveness of multi-stakeholder collaboration for the post-2015 development agenda
Convened by The Partnering Initiative and the Collective Leadership Institute, the Partnering Alliance (PA) is an ambitious multi-stakeholder initiative with the following aims:
- To agree a common language, definitions and typology around cross-sector or public-private collaboration thereby both demystifying the area and ensuring that potential partners have the same clear understanding of the form of relationship they are planning to engage in;
- To provide best practice reference standards to which new partnerships are developed. This will give partners a clear, shared understanding of the process and milestones they are heading towards (and so help to speed up the process of partnering); ensure that partners have discussed and agreed the critical elements required and ensure that the partnership is set up for success;
- To provide a reference against which existing partnerships can measure their current level of good practice, and understand the steps that might need to be taken to further develop their partnership, and so support continuous improvement.
The Alliance is made up of technical partnering experts and major users of partnership to ensure that the reference standards are fully based on experience and the latest knowledge while being highly pragmatic and implementable.
By integrating common best practice into how organisations approach collaboration, into the development and implementation of partnerships, and into partnering training, tools and guidelines, we aim to instil a shared partnering language and approach that will provide an essential boost to scaling up the effectiveness and impact of collaboration worldwide.