partnerships

Dealing with Paradox – Stories and Lessons from the first three years of Consortium-building

This case study documents and reflects upon the building of the Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies (recently re-named START Network) which comprises 18 lead agencies working in the humanitarian sector who have evolved a collaborative way of working that both designs and delivers interventions and seeks to challenge and change the way the sector works for the better. 

The MSP Guide: How to Design and Facilitate Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

The guide links the underlying rationale for multi-stakeholder partnerships, with a clear four phase process model, a set of seven core principles, key ideas for facilitation and 60 participatory tools for analysis, planning and decision making. The guide has been written for those directly involved in MSPs - as a stakeholder, leader, facilitator or funder - to provide both the conceptual foundations and practical tools that underpin successful partnerships. 

52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 8: Using Social Network Analysis for M&E

Cris Sette's picture 20th February 2013 by Cris Sette

Most of the work done in development is done in collaboration, in partnership with individuals or organizations who contribute to a particular task or project we are working on. These collaborations are sometimes very straight forward, but sometimes they are quite complex, and involve many links and relationships.

With that in mind, I would like to share an approach I am working on,  Social Network Analysis (SNA). We are using SNA to study research networks, its characteristics and how the network contributes to better research outcomes.

Evaluating networks, partnerships, collaborations, coalitions - what's the difference?

One of the recurring questions in this area is what are seen as the differences between networks and partnerships - and what are the implications for evaluation? At the EES conference we'll be looking out for the different ways these terms are distinguished and the different strategies used for evaluation. Patricia Rogers