The international development community around the world is talking about the power and potential of partnerships.
Governments, bilateral and multilateral funding agencies, implementing companies, civil society organizations, universities, foundations, and private sector organizations are increasingly looking to work together and share development risks, resources and rewards.
No doubt important conversations are happening, but how do organizations take the leap from talking about partnerships to actually forming them?
One way to make real progress during partnership negotiations is to get the ideas down on paper. This documentation, even if preliminary, can begin to form the basis of memorandum of understanding — a critical stage in the partnering process.