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Same but Different – Scaling through Partnership Replication

20 November 2014
Cross-sector development partnerships (CSDPs) often start as ‘pilots’– testing out the potential of partnering approach to deliver desired results within a pre-defined time. As projects, CSDPs have potential for replication because they test innovative approaches which can be scaled up by the partners after donor funding ends.
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Managing the transition to a truly value-creating economy- Max Havelaar Lecture 2013

7 November 2014
It goes without debate that international supply or value chains only add real value to a selected group of companies and people. Cost and benefits are difficult to assess and even more difficult to be distributed in a ‘fair’ manner. The 2013 Max Havelaar lecture brought these three perspectives together in three lectures that each present a positive message: (1) on the untapped potential of fair trade, (2) on the inevitability of true pricing and (3) on the future of fair banking. With key note speeches from Peter Blom and Adrian de Groot Ruiz.
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How We Have Experienced the Public Private Partnership: Reflections from Nariño’s Coffee Growers

31 October 2014
Cross-sector development partnerships (CSDPS) are considered mechanisms for collaborative value creation at the societal, organisational and individual level. However, a criticism of these types of multi-stakeholder approaches is that many times, beneficiaries – a crucial stakeholder – are merely at the receiving end of the value creation process.
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Designing Comprehensive Partnering Agreements

31 October 2014
Agreements are a key mechanism of partnerships because their role is to govern interactions. They help partnerships become more effective by allowing partners to cope with relational, performance and situational risks that characterise inter-organisational relationships.
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The People’s Perspective: Making Communities a Success Factor for Partnerships

31 October 2014
Countless studies have shown that non-involvement of the target group – in agricultural activities or water supply projects – leads to frustration and even failure.
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Unity in Diversity

31 July 2014
Mechanisms and Practices of Cross-Sector Development Partnerships to Create Mutuality The value of cross-sector partnerships derives from an increasing level of diversity, since it translates into wider range of available resources and capabilities. However it also implies contrasting logics and interests, conflicting values, diverging expectations and approaches to value creation. Partner organisations’ inherent diversity may then become a hindrance if it stands in the way of creating synergies across partners.
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Two ppp facilities: survey results: the applicants’ perspective

7 July 2014
The Partnerships Resource Centre (PrC) distributed a survey in the autumn of 2013 to all applicants of the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) & the Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security (FDOV) in order to gain a better understanding of the application procedure experience.
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Collective Identity in Cross Sector Partnerships: A Research Brief

23 December 2013
Cross sector partnerships (CSPs) face the challenge of aligning diverse partners towards the same goal of social value co-creation, and in fact might conduce to conflict and inefficient use of resources. Through a study of a Dutch-Colombian partnership for the development of coffee growing families in the South Eastern regions of Colombia, the research looks into the concept of collective identity as a mechanism to help partnerships overcome such challenge.
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Development Partnerships with the Private Sector at Work

11 December 2013
Increasingly, government-led development agencies work together with the private sector in partnerships for development. Based on seven Dutch-Colombian partnership cases, with Colombian private sector involvement, this research investigated how these partnerships work in practice.
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Creating Partnering Space

11 December 2013
In the policy discourse on sustainable development, the positive role of cross-sector partnerships is increasingly stressed. Governments habitually frame their partnership approach in terms of ‘PPPs’ - Public-Private Partnerships. But it is not very clear whether these initiatives actually are a combination of ‘public’ and ‘private’, whether these initiatives actually represent a partnership and whether they provide solutions for what type of problems. This book chapter addresses these questions and explores the right fit for sustainable development partnerships.
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