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The SDG Partnership Guidebook

A practical guide to building high impact multi-stakeholder partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals

The SDG Partnership Guidebook is the flagship publication of the SDG Partnership Accelerator and serves as a practical resource to help build high impact multi-stakeholder partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Guidebook aims to convey the magic of how multi-stakeholder partnerships at country level can deliver significantly towards the Sustainable Development Goals and provide guidance on how to build robust, effective collaborations that can achieve extraordinary results.

The Guidebook sets out the key Building Blocks of successful partnerships and the underlying processes – from initial stakeholder engagement to partnership review – necessary to develop and keep those Building Blocks in place and to maximise partnership impact.

The guidebook features:

  • frameworks to help organisations understand, identify and select the most appropriate forms of collaboration
  • a series of tools that support organisations through each step of partnership development and management
  • guidance on the more in-depth, trickier, but essential, partnering aspects – including trust, power imbalances, and the frustrations and challenges of working across different organisational cultures

If you have accessed the SDG Partnership Guidebook, we welcome your feedback via this survey so we can ensure that the Guidebook evolves and remains fit for purpose as we work towards Agenda 2030.

About the SDG Partnership Accelerator

The 2030 Agenda Partnership Accelerator is a collaborative initiative by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and The Partnering Initiative, along with United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP), UN Global Compact, and the UN Development Coordination Office. The initiative aims to significantly help accelerate and scale up effective partnerships in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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