Business – NGO partnerships are increasingly being used to tackle some of the world’s most pressing development issues, with the way that NGOs and the private sector work evolving significantly over the last decade. TPI has conducted various pieces of research in the over this time examining how partnerships have become more sophisticated, strategic and aligned to business objectives. The papers available below cover topics such as:
- What are the opportunities for businesses and NGOs to collaborate?
- What are the drivers to create partnerships?
- What does a business look for in an NGO partner?
- What types of partnerships exist (and examples)
- How does this global context apply in particular countries (India)
Changing Trends in Business – NGO Relationships in India
November 2011 – with SOS Kinderdorpen
This report looks at evolving patterns and emerging opportunities to maximize the benefits of innovative collaboration and was commissioned SOS Children’s Villages.
Changing Trends in Business – NGO Partnerships – A Netherlands Perspective
July 2011 – with SOS Kinderdorpen
TPI and SOS Kinderdorpen conducted research with companies into the changing trends in business-NGO partnerships. The report also focuses on the corporate drivers and the business case for partnerships and identifies key challenges and best practices in collaboration.
Emerging opportunities for NGO-business partnerships
This discussion paper originated as part of a Cross-sector Partnership (XSP) project involving World Vision, Accenture Development Partnerships and The Partnering Initiative. This paper aims to play its part in: revealing partnership potential, addressing the challenges that working outside one’s comfort zone invariably brings and pushing forward the partnering agenda so that it starts to have significantly more sustainable impact.