An organisational development approach to becoming partner of choice
The 2030 Agenda represents a fundamental shift in thinking in international development, recognising the interconnectedness of prosperous business, a thriving society and a healthy environment. Delivering the SDGs will require an unprecedented level of collaboration across all actors.
However, in general organisations are finding significant internal obstacles – strategic, systemic, capacity and cultural – to scaling up their partnerships ambitions.
In 2018, World Vision set out on an ambitious journey to invest in building its internal capacity in order to become ‘fit for partnering’ – i.e. having in place the right leadership and strategy, systems and processes, staff competencies and a culture that together allow it to maximise its partnering impact.
The report reflects on World Vision’s experience in implementing its Partner of Choice programme, with TPI’s support, to effect the necessary organisational change in its country offices.