This paper provides considerations for the creation of partnership indicators for tri-partite partnerships (private sector, public sector and civil society/NGOs) in water and sanitation provision for poor communities in developing countries. It draws on preliminary experiences from the projects of the Business Partners for Development (BPD) Water and Sanitation Cluster.
Authors and their affiliation
Ken Caplan and David Jones , BDP Water and Sanitation Cluster
Year of publication
Type of resource
The discussion in this paper touches on the following themes:
Why measure the effectiveness of partnerships
Measuring qualitative aspects of partnerships
Using indicators to measure partnerships (highlighting expectations and limitations or considerations)
Indicators for forming and maintaining partnerships
It also contains a list of sources for further information on measuring and evaluating partnerships.
Who is this resource useful for?
- Commissioners/Managers of evaluation
- Other (those designing or implementing Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships)
Why would you recommend it to other people?
Though short, this paper provides example indicators on measuring partnerships which are often hard to define.
Caplan, D. and Jones, D. (2002). Partnership indicators: Measuring the effectiveness of multi-sector approaches to service provision. Practitioner Note Series. Business Partners for Development Water and Sanitation Cluster. Retrieved from: http://portals.wi.wur.nl/files/docs/msp/indicate.pdf