Identify the Boundary Partners

This website from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) provides a comprehensive guide to identifying boundary partners which are the groups or organisations that interact directly with a program

The guidebook presents a detailed definition of boundary partners, examples of boundary partners, and a facilitation exercise for identifying boundary partners.

This resource comes from pages 41-47 of the following guide: Outcome Mapping: Building Learning and Reflection into Development Programs.


Earl, S., Carden, F., & Smutylo, T. (2001). Outcome mapping: Building learning and reflection into development programs. Ottawa, ON, Canada: International Development Research Centre. Retrieved from

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