Working in Partnership: Evaluating our ability to influence and achieve better policy outcomes

Short report from a seminar run by IOD PARC in 2005 on looking at partnerships that aim to reduce inequity and poverty. 

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This resource and the following information was contributed to BetterEvaluation by Tiina PasanenOverseas Development Institute (ODI). The information below was provided by Tiina Pasenen and Alice Macfarlan

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Discussion paper

Key features

This learning note captures some of the recurrent themes from the presentations and discussion of the 2005 IOD PARC seminar, which looked at partnerships that aim to reduce inequity and poverty.

Speakers and participants discussed a number of aspects of working in and evaluating partnerships.  Some of these have been highlighted below including: 

  • Conceptually defining a partnership

  • Principles of sound partnership working 

  • Monitoring and evaluating a partnership

  • Tools and approaches for monitoring and evaluating partnerships

Participants and speakers drew on their experience as practitioners in monitoring and evaluation, academics, members of donor and international aid agencies, members of NGOs and public servants working in social inclusion and community regeneration in the UK.  

Who is this resource useful for?

  • Evaluators
  • Commissioners/Managers of evaluation
  • Other (those designing or implementing Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships)

Why would you recommend it to other people?

Report includes concise but essential points about importance of defining the partnership, principles of partnerships and implications for monitoring and evaluation.


IOD PARC (2005). Working in Partnership: Evaluating our ability to influence and achieve better policy outcomes. Retrieved from:

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