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  1. The role of partnerships in delivering social change

    17th June, 2015

    Increasingly not-for-profits, government, communities and business are jointly developing and implementing initiatives that address a broad range of socially intractable problems across the community. These initiatives are often systemic and aim to address the root causes of complex issues. They operate within adaptive and dynamic environments and are therefore not well suited to linear approaches to change. Comprehensively tackling intractable problems brings together multiple and diverse actors, often with overlapping boundaries. Increasingly these programs are being delivered through new forms of partnership and collaboration, and there is increasing interest in learning how to best broker, build and assess the strength of these relationships.

  2. Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships- Online Portal


    This online portal includes over useful 60 tools and methods especially selected to support and evaluate multi-stakeholder partnership processes.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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. 

  5. Monitoring and Evaluation of EU External Cooperation

    21st November, 2016 to 23rd November, 2016

    The College of Europe Development Office is organizing a new Executive Education course on Monitoring and Evaluation of EU External Cooperation to allow its participants to learn about the principles and tools for effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

  6. ‘M&E on the Cutting Edge’ Conference- ‘Partnering for Success- How Monitoring and Evaluation can strengthen Partnerships for Sustainable Development’

    17th March, 2016 to 18th March, 2016

    This international conference is organised by the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen UR, and Learning by Design, in collaboration with the PPPLab. The two-day conference (17-18 March) will connect the realities of those working in practice with ideas from people who are thought leaders on Partnerships, Monitoring and Evaluation and Sustainable Development. Keynote presentations, paper presentations, workshops, panel discussions and plenary discussions will ensure a lively and thoughtful opportunity to question one’s own practice and find inspiration for new ideas. The programme includes more than 25 contributions from all over the world. 

  7. 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 8: Using Social Network Analysis for M&E

    20th February, 2013

    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.

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

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    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 disting ...