CANBERRA — Partnerships are at the core of Australia’s aid program, with the Business Partnerships Platform a key example of how the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade aims to encourage diversity in partners and ideas in overseas development, enabling a greater impact within developing countries. But what makes a good partnership? And what breaks a partnership?
As the BPP enters its third round of funding through an India-focused round, closing on April 12, a wealth of learning on partnerships has been established. DFAT and Palladium, the managers for the BPP, are using this evidence base to better inform, prepare, and support partnerships — and even to facilitate better partnerships between DFAT and Palladium.