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Networks, platforms and partnerships : strengthening collaboration for sustainable development : reflections and checkpoints for heads of institutions, program managers, evaluators and donors

A summary of 25 years of lessons learned and reflections on what is still needed to advance collaboration for sustainable development. The author considers the importance of extending the social networks of researchers and managers working in the sustainable development domain as well as the ongoing need for strategic partnerships among like-minded institutions, in particular to assess their collective impact on critical issues. The author’s research and that of her team members is encapsulated into five key questions that should be asked by managers of networks, platforms and partnerships of any size, whether funded or volunteer in nature, whether they bring together a group of individuals or are a large scale structured multistakeholder partnership of institutions. An extended checklist of issues, benchmarks and indicators is presented to guide managers, external evaluators and donors to ensure that all forms of collaboration achieve their potential to advance sustainable development.

TitleNetworks, platforms and partnerships : strengthening collaboration for sustainable development : reflections and checkpoints for heads of institutions, program managers, evaluators and donors
Publication TypeResearch Report
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsCreech, H.
Pagination48 p.
Date Published09/2017
PublisherInternational Institute for Sustainable Development
Place PublishedWinnipeg, Man., Canada
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsinformation networks, partnerships, resource centres
Abstract

A summary of 25 years of lessons learned and reflections on what is still needed to advance collaboration for sustainable development. The author considers the importance of extending the social networks of researchers and managers working in the sustainable development domain as well as the ongoing need for strategic partnerships among like-minded institutions, in particular to assess their collective impact on critical issues. The author’s research and that of her team members is encapsulated into five key questions that should be asked by managers of networks, platforms and partnerships of any size, whether funded or volunteer in nature, whether they bring together a group of individuals or are a large scale structured multistakeholder partnership of institutions. An extended checklist of issues, benchmarks and indicators is presented to guide managers, external evaluators and donors to ensure that all forms of collaboration achieve their potential to advance sustainable development.

URLhttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/320092402_Networks_Platforms_and_Partnerships_Strengthening_collaboration_for_sustainable_development_Reflections_and_checkpoints_for_heads_of_institutions_program_managers_evaluators_and_donors
Citation Key84143

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