ABSTRACT

Partnership is of growing importance in development work. Partnerships among state, private business, and civil society organizations are increasingly used to deliver the goods and services required for balanced growth and poverty reduction. Aid activities have shifted from a project focus to a more strategic and holistic focus on programs, sectors, and policies. With this new orientation, partnerships are often essential to deal with the added complexity and the larger number of agencies, groups, and stakeholders involved.The Partnership Dimension takes on the issues in a series of chapters divided into two general parts: Part 1, "Foundations of Partnership and Their Evaluation," covers the types of development partnership and critical issues involved, and Part 2, "Partnerships in Practice," then illustrates the aspects and lessons of partnership experience through a series of case studies. Many of the studies focus on the benefits of partnerships between institutions of government and civil society. Benefits include effective knowledge transfer, greater cross-national cooperation, the creation of new networks and capacity, and penetration of new markets. Private firms use partnerships with competitors to learn or reduce risk.There is much to learn about when, where, and how best to use partnerships, and, in particular, partnerships that involve less traditional combinations of actors, such as global partnerships for public policy, country-focused aid partnerships, private sector partnerships for knowledge creation, and partnerships for community development involving business, nongovernmental organizations, and government.Relatively little is known about the costs and benefits, and the risks and rewards, of different types of partnerships, or about how best to conduct partnerships for different purposes. This is why the current volume in the World Bank series is relevant for both development practitioners and policy analysts.

part 1|68 pages

Foundations of Partnerships and Their Evaluation

chapter 1|6 pages

Partnership as a Means to Improve Economic Performance

ByDouglass C. North

chapter 2|12 pages

Theoretical Foundations of Partnership

ByRobert Axelrod

chapter 3|8 pages

Foundations of Partnerships: A Practitioner’s Perspective

ByMargaret Catley-Carlson

chapter 4|14 pages

Evaluating Partnerships

ByElliot Stern

chapter 5|16 pages

Evaluation of, for, and through Partnerships

ByRobert Klitgaard

chapter 6|10 pages

The Logic of Partnership

ByRobert Picciotto

part 2|152 pages

Partnerships in Practice

chapter 7|4 pages

Partnership, Mutual Accountability, and Evaluation

ByJean-Claude Faure

part |46 pages

Different Perspectives and Types of Development Partnership

chapter 8|14 pages

Global Public Policy Partnerships

ByInge Kaul, Grace Ryu

chapter 9|12 pages

Regional Partnerships in the European Union

ByAnastassios Bougas

chapter 10|6 pages

Country-Focused Partnerships—Lessons from Experience

ByKwesi Botchwey

chapter 11|6 pages

Country and Donor Partnerships

ByStuart Salter

chapter 12|8 pages

Partnerships for Knowledge Creation

ByLaurence Prusak, Salvatore Parise

part |20 pages

Critical Issues

chapter 13|8 pages

Partnerships: The Critical Role of the State 1

ByJorge Braga de Macedo

chapter 14|12 pages

Challenges for Governance in Partnerships for Delivering Services 1

ByMaria Barrados

part |80 pages

Case Studies

chapter 15|8 pages

Partnership for Poverty Reduction: ActionAid Ethiopia

ByAkalu P Tumebo

chapter 16|12 pages

Research Partnerships and Their Evaluation

ByDiane L. Stone

chapter 17|10 pages

Tactical Partnerships—A Philippine Case Study

BySandra M. Libunao

chapter 18|12 pages

Local Governments and Community-Based Partnerships

ByNicoletta Stame

chapter 19|10 pages

Partnerships for Integrated Community Development in Southern Africa

ByVuyo Mahlati, Mandivamba Rukuni

chapter 20|8 pages

Partnerships for Community Development—World Vision

ByFrank G. Cookingham