Do you know which measures are usually taken to mitigate those challenges?
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To mitigate accountability issues, have you considered these mitigating measures?
- Partnership’ roles and responsibilities are clear
- Partnership structure is acceptable to partners
- Clear standards and commitments are in place which partners must adhere
- Partners understand and endorse the partnership’s management and decision-making systems
- Clear monitoring and evaluation systems have been established
- There is acceptance of mutual responsibility for sustaining or rolling out the partnership and/or its results
- Partners are clear about the action that will be taken if a partner decides to leave or a new partner wished to join the partnership
- The budgetary implications of your partnership project on government are clear
- The costs for engaging government are made transparent
- You can take action in case of self-imposed restraints by government
To mitigate the risk of lack of continuity in the legal and political context, have you considered these mitigating measures:
- have multiple interactions with government at different levels
- work between different ministries or departments within national government
- work with central government if you require relationships with decentralised levels of government
- undertake steps to make sure that an agreement holds if the partnership environment changes
- be clear about the action that will be taken if a partner decides to leave or a new partner wishes to join the partnership
How did other partnerships do this?
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