How to make multistakeholder partnerships work

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By Naki B. Mendoza

Multistakeholder initiatives are often the go-to option to take collective action on large-scale global issues. But should they be? Devex takes a look at a new report by the Global Development Incubator that checks when they are effective and the best way to set up multistakeholder initiatives.

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The buzz from the 2015 World Innovation Summit for Education

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Shell's former chairman calls for proactive, pervasive corporate leadership for development

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Why multistakeholder platforms matter, especially for education

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